Kexec support for PS3 (ppc64)

Mohan Kumar M mohan at
Thu Mar 6 06:11:23 EST 2008

On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 04:28:32PM +0530, Rajasekaran Periyasamy wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is KEXEC fully support ppc64 platform? 

Hi Rajasekaran,

Kexec/kdump is fully supported on PPC64 platform.

> I am working on Kdump for ppc64 (PS3) platform, running 2.6.23 kernel
> built with KEXEC support. But when I try to boot kernel with
> "crashkernel=128M at 32M", the kernel is not booting up. 
> I put some printk's in the function early_parse_crashk() (in
> arch/powerpc/kernel/machine_kexec.c), but no output. 

Are you sure that kernel hangs in early_parse_crashk function? Can you
attach .config file and dmesg output?


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