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Subject[RFC PATCH 10/10] fadump: Introduce config option for firmware assisted dump feature
From: Mahesh Salgaonkar <>

This patch introduces a new config option CONFIG_FA_DUMP for firmware
assisted dump feature on Powerpc (ppc64) architecture.

Signed-off-by: Mahesh Salgaonkar <>
arch/powerpc/Kconfig | 13 +++++++++++++
1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/Kconfig b/arch/powerpc/Kconfig
index 2729c66..a424ad3 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/powerpc/Kconfig
@@ -376,6 +376,19 @@ config PHYP_DUMP

If unsure, say "N"

+config FA_DUMP
+ bool "Firmware-assisted dump"
+ depends on PPC64 || PPC_RTAS || CRASH_DUMP
+ help
+ A robust mechanism to get reliable kernel crash dump with
+ assistance from firmware. This approach does not use kexec,
+ instead firmware assists in booting the kdump kernel
+ while preserving memory contents. Firmware-assisted dump
+ is meant to be a kdump replacement offering robustness and
+ speed not possible without system firmware assistance.
+ If unsure, say "N"
bool "Enable reading PPCBUG NVRAM during boot" if PPLUS || LOPEC
default y if PPC_PREP

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