[PATCH v1 0/2] firmware: dmi_scan: Make it work in kexec'ed kernel
andriy.shevchenko at linux.intel.com
Mon Jun 7 10:18:55 PDT 2021
On Mon, Jun 07, 2021 at 07:22:21PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 03:51:05PM +0800, Dave Young wrote:
> > On 06/02/21 at 11:53am, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jun 02, 2021 at 11:42:14AM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 09:54:14PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > > > Until now DMI information is lost when kexec'ing. Fix this in the same way as
> > > > > it has been done for ACPI RSDP.
> > > > >
> > > > > Series has been tested on Galileo Gen2 where DMI is used by drivers, in
> > > > > particular the default I2C host speed is choosen based on DMI system
> > > > > information and now gets it correct.
> > > >
> > > > Still nothing happens for a while and problem still exists.
> > > > Can we do something about it, please?
> > Seems I totally missed this thread. Old emails lost.
> You can always access to it via lore :-)
> (Okay, it's not full, but contains main parts anyway)
> > The question Ard asked is to confirm if the firmware converted the
> > SMBIOS3 addr to a virtual address after exit boot service. I do not
> > remember some easy way to check it due to lost the context of the code.
> > But you can try to check it via dmesg|grep SMBIOS both in normal boot
> > and kexeced boot log. And then compare if those addresses are
> > identical.
> > If the SMBIOS3 addr in kexec kernel is different then it should have
> > been modified by firmware. Then we need patch kernel and kexec-tools to
> > support it.
> > You can try below patch to see if it works:
> So, AFAIU I have to apply patch to kexec tools for the fist kernel + userspace
> and apply kernel patch for the second kernel? Or it's all for the first one?
> > apply a kexec-tools patch to kexec-tools if you do not use kexec -s
> > (kexec_file_load):
> Here is how we are using it:
Okay, thanks for the patches. I have applied them to both kernels, so the first
one and second one are the same and kexec tools have a patch provided in the
user space of the both kernels (only first one in use though).
Before applying your patch, I have reverted my hacks (as per this series).
# uname -a
Linux buildroot 5.13.0-rc5+ #1 SMP Mon Jun 7 19:49:40 EEST 2021 i586 GNU/Linux
# dmidecode 3.3
Scanning /dev/mem for entry point.
# No SMBIOS nor DMI entry point found, sorry.
I.o.w. it does NOT fix the issue. My patches do (with a hint from user space).
With Best Regards,
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