Fwd: Kexec support for PS3 (ppc64)

Mohan Kumar M mohan at in.ibm.com
Wed Mar 12 01:25:09 EDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 06:40:46PM -0700, Geoff Levand wrote:
> When the first stage kernel goes down it releases all hypervisor
> resources so that whatever boots next can successful open those
> resources.  The frame buffer is one of those resources that are
> released, and after it is, there will be no more output to the
> display until the second stage image brings up its display.  It
> is not a matter of adding print statements or string formatting.


What about using Hypervisor call H_PUT_TERM_CHAR?

I used this call to debug the first kernel kexec shutdown sequence.


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