[PATCH 1/2] kdump: Allow shrinking of kdump region to be overridden

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Tue Aug 24 20:37:57 EDT 2010

Anton Blanchard <anton at samba.org> writes:

> On ppc64 the crashkernel region almost always overlaps an area of firmware.
> This works fine except when using the sysfs interface to reduce the kdump
> region. If we free the firmware area we are guaranteed to crash.

That is ppc64 bug.  firmware should not be in the reserved region.  Any
random kernel like thing can be put in to that region at any valid
address and the fact that shrinking the region frees your firmware means
that using that region could also stomp your firmware (which I assume
would be a bad thing).

So please fix the ppc64 reservation.


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