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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/3] kexec: Move vmcoreinfo out of the kernel's .bss section
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> >>>
> >>> static int __init crash_save_vmcoreinfo_init(void)
> >>> {
> >>> + /* One page should be enough for VMCOREINFO_BYTES under all archs */
> >> Can we add a comment in the VMCOREINFO_BYTES header file about the one
> >> page assumption?
> >>
> >> Or just define the VMCOREINFO_BYTES as PAGE_SIZE instead of 4096
> > Yes, I considered this before, but VMCOREINFO_BYTES is also used by VMCOREINFO_NOTE_SIZE
> > definition which is exported to sysfs, also some platform has larger page size(64KB), so
> > I didn't touch this 4096 value.
> >
> > I think I should use kmalloc() to allocate both of them, then move this comment to Patch3
> > kimage_crash_copy_vmcoreinfo().
>
> But on the other hand, using a separate page for them seems safer compared with
> using frequently-used slab, what's your opinion?

I feel current page based way is better.

For 64k page the vmcore note size will increase it seems fine. Do you
have concern in mind?

Thanks

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