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SubjectRe: [Patch 1/7] x86: add CONFIG_KEXEC_AUTO_RESERVE
Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> writes:

> Amerigo Wang <amwang@redhat.com> writes:
>
>> Introduce a new config option KEXEC_AUTO_RESERVE for x86.
>
> The description of the feature belongs in the changelog.
>
> I like the basic idea, but:
>
>> +config KEXEC_AUTO_RESERVE
>> + bool "automatically reserve memory for kexec kernel"
>> + depends on KEXEC
>> + default y
>> + ---help---
>> + Automatically reserve memory for a kexec kernel, so that you don't
>> + need to specify numbers for the "crashkernel=X@Y" boot option,
>> + instead you can use "crashkernel=auto".
>> + On x86, 128M is reserved.
>
> The obvious problem is the hardcoded 128MB (and 128MB is very large
> for a crash kernel anyways)
>
> More useful would seem a crashkernel=size@auto

That is actually called "crashkernel=size" and we have had that for quite
a while. Although some of the init scripts have problems.

Eric


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