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SubjectRe: [PATCH 31/31] memblock: Add memblock_find_in_range()
On 07/27/2010 11:38 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 07/27/2010 11:08 PM, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> for example:
>> high/low allocation, from first kernel to kexec second kernel, always work fine except system with Qlogic card.
>> because Qlogic card is using main RAM as EFT etc for card's FW log trace. second kernel have not idea that those RAM
>> is used by first kernel for that purpose. that the CARD still use that between two kernels.
>> second kernel could have crash it try to use those ram.
> Uhm, no. That's a bug in the Qlogic driver not shutting the card down
> cleanly. Hacking around that in memory allocation order is braindamaged
> in the extreme. kexec *cannot* be safe in any way if we don't shut down
> pending DMA, and what you describe above is DMA.

the problem is later if the user hit the problem, it will be called "Regression" after bisecting to the memblock/x86 changes.
because low/high does work before.

BTW, that design from qlogic to save log in RAM is not good one, they may save some cents for the ram in card.

other vendors seems put log/trace in the ram on card.



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