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SubjectRe: [lkcd-devel] Re: What's left over.
Hi!

> > > Let me ask the same dumb question - what does kexec need that a dumper
> > > doesn't.
> >
> > kexec needs:
> > - a system call to set it up
> > - a way to silence devices <snip>
> <snip>
> > - a bit of glue <snip>
> > - device drivers that can bring silent devices back to life
> <snip>
>
> > > In other words given reboot/trap hooks can kexec happily live
> > > as a standalone module ?
>
> You could probably skip the system call to set it up. Example: I could
> imagine a bizarre set of pseudo-devices:
>
> # insmod kexec
> # cat bzImage > /proc/kexec/next-image
> # echo "root=805" > /proc/kexec/next-cmndline
> # echo 1 > /proc/kexec/reboot
>
> and hide away that dirty little sequence with a nice kexec(3) library
> routine.

Actually, sys_reboot has void * parameter. Reusing it as "next-image"
char * seems okay to me.
Pavel
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