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    Subject[PATCH 00/03] kexec: Avoid overwriting the current pgd (V2)
    kexec: Avoid overwriting the current pgd (V2)

    This patch updates the kexec code for i386 and x86_64 to avoid overwriting
    the current pgd. For most people is overwriting the current pgd is not a big
    problem. When kexec:ing into a new kernel that reinitializes and makes use of
    all memory we don't care about saving state.

    But overwriting the current pgd is not a good solution in the case of kdump
    (CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP) where we want to preserve as much state as possible when
    a crash occurs. This patch solves the overwriting issue.

    20060524: V2

    - Broke out architecture-specific data structures into asm/kexec.h
    - Fixed a i386/PAE page table problem only triggering on real hardware.
    - Moved segment handling code into the assembly routines.

    20060501: V1

    - First release

    Signed-off-by: Magnus Damm <>
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