[PATCH v2 0/8] Initial implementation of kdump for ARM
per.xx.fransson at stericsson.com
Mon Jul 5 06:34:15 EDT 2010
On 07/05/2010 12:18 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:01:06PM +0200, Per Fransson wrote:
>> In machine_kexec an identity mapping is set up for the user space part
>> of the virtual address space, through a call to setup_mm_for_reboot(). I
>> believe this mapping is only necessary because the MMU is kept on and if
>> the kexec is done to facilitate the collection of a dump it would be
>> nice if a large part of the page table for the crashing context has not
>> been corrupted. Don't you agree?
> No. The identity mapping is there so that we can safely disable the MMU
> and jump to the intended address.
> There is an implementation defined delay between writing the control
> register and the point in the instruction stream that the effect of that
> write is seen.
But the identity mapping is only set up for user space part. It needs to
be set up around the code which turns off the MMU for the case when
there is no delay at all. And it would still be nice to not corrupt the
page table of the crashing context.
> The missing MMU disable for AMRv6 and ARMv7 is an oversight which needs
> to be resolved.
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