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Subject[patch v2 03/10] kdump: Add size to elfcorehdr kernel parameter
From: Michael Holzheu <holzheu@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Currently only the address of the pre-allocated ELF header is passed with
the elfcorehdr= kernel parameter. In order to reserve memory for the header
in the 2nd kernel also the size is required. To pass the size with this
patch the syntax of the kernel parameter is extended as follows:

elfcorehdr=[size[KMG]@]offset[KMG]

This change is backward compatible because elfcorehdr=size is still allowed.

Signed-off-by: Michael Holzheu <holzheu@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 6 +++---
include/linux/crash_dump.h | 1 +
kernel/crash_dump.c | 11 +++++++++++
3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -717,10 +717,10 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes
See Documentation/block/as-iosched.txt and
Documentation/block/deadline-iosched.txt for details.

- elfcorehdr= [IA64,PPC,SH,X86]
+ elfcorehdr=[size[KMG]@]offset[KMG] [IA64,PPC,SH,X86,S390]
Specifies physical address of start of kernel core
- image elf header. Generally kexec loader will
- pass this option to capture kernel.
+ image elf header and optionally the size. Generally
+ kexec loader will pass this option to capture kernel.
See Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt for details.

enable_mtrr_cleanup [X86]
--- a/include/linux/crash_dump.h
+++ b/include/linux/crash_dump.h
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@
#define ELFCORE_ADDR_ERR (-2ULL)

extern unsigned long long elfcorehdr_addr;
+extern unsigned long long elfcorehdr_size;

extern ssize_t copy_oldmem_page(unsigned long, char *, size_t,
unsigned long, int);
--- a/kernel/crash_dump.c
+++ b/kernel/crash_dump.c
@@ -20,8 +20,15 @@ unsigned long saved_max_pfn;
unsigned long long elfcorehdr_addr = ELFCORE_ADDR_MAX;

/*
+ * stores the size of elf header of crash image
+ */
+unsigned long long elfcorehdr_size;
+
+/*
* elfcorehdr= specifies the location of elf core header stored by the crashed
* kernel. This option will be passed by kexec loader to the capture kernel.
+ *
+ * Syntax: elfcorehdr=[size[KMG]@]offset[KMG]
*/
static int __init setup_elfcorehdr(char *arg)
{
@@ -29,6 +36,10 @@ static int __init setup_elfcorehdr(char
if (!arg)
return -EINVAL;
elfcorehdr_addr = memparse(arg, &end);
+ if (*end == '@') {
+ elfcorehdr_size = elfcorehdr_addr;
+ elfcorehdr_addr = memparse(end + 1, &end);
+ }
return end > arg ? 0 : -EINVAL;
}
early_param("elfcorehdr", setup_elfcorehdr);


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