[PATCH] crash_core, vmcoreinfo: Append 'SECTION_SIZE_BITS' to vmcoreinfo

Pingfan Liu kernelfans at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 03:33:59 PDT 2021

As mentioned in kernel commit 1d50e5d0c505 ("crash_core, vmcoreinfo:
Append 'MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS' to vmcoreinfo"), SECTION_SIZE_BITS in the

Besides SECTIONS_SHIFT, SECTION_SIZE_BITS is also used to calculate
PAGES_PER_SECTION in makedumpfile just like kernel.

Unfortunately, this arch-dependent macro SECTION_SIZE_BITS changes, e.g.
recently in kernel commit f0b13ee23241 ("arm64/sparsemem: reduce
SECTION_SIZE_BITS"). But user space wants a stable interface to get this
info. Such info is impossible to be deduced from a crashdump vmcore.
Hence append SECTION_SIZE_BITS to vmcoreinfo.

Signed-off-by: Pingfan Liu <kernelfans at gmail.com>
Cc: Bhupesh Sharma <bhupesh.sharma at linaro.org>
Cc: Kazuhito Hagio <k-hagio at ab.jp.nec.com>
Cc: Dave Young <dyoung at redhat.com>
Cc: Baoquan He <bhe at redhat.com>
Cc: Boris Petkov <bp at alien8.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo at kernel.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de>
Cc: James Morse <james.morse at arm.com>
Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>
Cc: Will Deacon <will at kernel.org>
Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus at samba.org>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Dave Anderson <anderson at redhat.com>
Cc: linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org
Cc: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org
Cc: kexec at lists.infradead.org
Cc: x86 at kernel.org
Cc: linux-arm-kernel at lists.infradead.org
 kernel/crash_core.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/kernel/crash_core.c b/kernel/crash_core.c
index 825284baaf46..684a6061a13a 100644
--- a/kernel/crash_core.c
+++ b/kernel/crash_core.c
@@ -464,6 +464,7 @@ static int __init crash_save_vmcoreinfo_init(void)
 	VMCOREINFO_OFFSET(mem_section, section_mem_map);

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