[RFC PATCH] ARM: kexec: Assemble relocate code in ARM mode
taras.kondratiuk at linaro.org
Fri Oct 18 15:29:41 EDT 2013
On 10/15/2013 06:24 PM, Dave Martin wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:36:08PM +0300, Taras Kondratiuk wrote:
>> I think it won't help, because here is no direct jump to this label.
>> This code gets copied to a new page and jump is done to the beginning
>> of that page.
> Ah, right.
> I think that the fncpy() function should work. This is for the precise
> purpsoe of copying a function body from one place to another, while
> reatining the Thumb bit.
> I have to disappear early to today, but I'll try and follow up.
> Currently, I have the following, but I've not been able to test it yet.
> If you'd like to give it a try, that would be much appreciated.
I've tried the patch on ARM ISA and looks like the code does what
it should, but the reloaded kernel crashes somewhere at early stages.
Without this patch it boots fine on ARM. Next week I will try to look
what is going on.
> From 94925667e650202e1baf74e1ff223671d316401d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Dave Martin <Dave.Martin at arm.com>
> Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:48:46 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] ARM: kexec: Use the right ISA for relocate_new_kernel
> Copying a function with memcpy() and then trying to execute the
> result isn't portable to Thumb.
> This patch modifies the kexec soft restart code to copy its
> assembler trampoline relocate_new_kernel() using fncpy() instead,
> so that relocate_new_kernel can be in the same ISA as the rest of
> the kernel without problems.
> Signed-off-by: Dave Martin <Dave.Martin at arm.com>
> arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c | 20 +++++++++-----------
> arch/arm/kernel/relocate_kernel.S | 7 ++++---
> 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c b/arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c
> index 57221e3..ce135b3 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c
> +++ b/arch/arm/kernel/machine_kexec.c
> @@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
> #include <linux/memblock.h>
> #include <asm/pgtable.h>
> #include <linux/of_fdt.h>
> +#include <asm/fncpy.h>
> #include <asm/pgalloc.h>
> #include <asm/mmu_context.h>
> #include <asm/cacheflush.h>
> @@ -18,7 +19,7 @@
> #include <asm/smp_plat.h>
> #include <asm/system_misc.h>
> -extern const unsigned char relocate_new_kernel;
> +extern char relocate_new_kernel;
Shouldn't it be a function pointer?
extern void relocate_new_kernel(void);
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