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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ehea: add kexec support
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On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 20:48 +0100, Christoph Raisch wrote:
> Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au> wrote on 30.10.2007 23:50:36:
> >
> > On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 09:39 +0100, Christoph Raisch wrote:
> > >
> > > Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au> wrote on 28.10.2007 23:32:17:
> > > Hope I didn't miss anything here...
> >
> > Perhaps. When we kdump the kernel does not call the reboot notifiers, so
> > the code Jan-Bernd just added won't get called. So the eHEA resources
> > won't be freed. When the kdump kernel tries to load the eHEA driver what
> > will happen?
> >
> Good point.
>
> If the device driver tries to allocate resources again (in the kdump
> kernel),
> which have been allocated before (in the crashed kernel) the hcalls will
> fail because from the hypervisor view the resources are still in use.
> Currently there's no method to find out the resource handles for these
> HEA resources allocated by the crashed kernel within the hypervisor...

So the hypervisor can't allocate more resources, because they're already
allocated, but it can't free the ones that are allocated because it
doesn't know what they are? I don't think I understand.

If that's really the way it works then eHEA is more or less broken for
kdump I'm afraid.

cheers

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