[PATCH] reduce alignment constraint on ia64 elf core header

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Mon Mar 3 23:28:16 EST 2008

On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 04:56:44PM +0100, Bernhard Walle wrote:
> * Neil Horman <nhorman at tuxdriver.com> [2008-03-03 15:30]:
> > Hey all-
> > 	Patch to reduce the alignment constraints on ia64 elf core headers.
> > >From what I can see there is no need to align the elf core header structure to
> > the EFI_PAGE_SIZE (given that the EFI will never read this data, only the kernel
> > will when booting a kdump kernel).  And since this is going into our reserved
> > memory, it saves us 3K (4K vs 1K alignment).  Tested successfully by myself on
> > several ia64 boxes.
> This is wrong. Please read this thead:
> https://lists.linux-foundation.org/pipermail/fastboot/2007-February/012882.html

Hi Neil, Hi Bernhard,

I can confirm that with Neil's patch I end up with a zero
byte long /proc/vmcore


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