[PATCH] ARM: kexec: validate CPU hotplug support

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Tue Jul 30 17:40:25 EDT 2013

On 07/19/2013 09:18 AM, Stephen Warren wrote:
> On 07/11/2013 04:48 PM, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> From: Stephen Warren <swarren at nvidia.com>
>> Architectures should fully validate whether kexec is possible as part of
>> machine_kexec_prepare(), so that user-space's kexec_load() operation can
>> report any problems. Performing validation in machine_kexec() itself is
>> too late, since it is not allowed to return.
>> Prior to this patch, ARM's machine_kexec() was testing after-the-fact
>> whether machine_kexec_prepare() was able to disable all but one CPU.
>> Instead, modify machine_kexec_prepare() to validate all conditions
>> necessary for machine_kexec_prepare()'s to succeed. BUG if the validation
>> succeeded, yet disabling the CPUs didn't actually work.
> Russell, does this look good to put into the ARM patch tracker?

I put this in the patch tracker since I assume that no response means no

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