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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 07/11] arm64: kexec_file: add crash dump support
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Hi Akashi,

On 15/05/18 18:11, James Morse wrote:
> On 25/04/18 07:26, AKASHI Takahiro wrote:
>> Enabling crash dump (kdump) includes
>> * prepare contents of ELF header of a core dump file, /proc/vmcore,
>> using crash_prepare_elf64_headers(), and
>> * add two device tree properties, "linux,usable-memory-range" and
>> "linux,elfcorehdr", which represent repsectively a memory range
>> to be used by crash dump kernel and the header's location

>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
>> index 37c0a9dc2e47..ec674f4d267c 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/machine_kexec_file.c
>> @@ -76,6 +81,78 @@ int arch_kexec_walk_mem(struct kexec_buf *kbuf,

>> +static void fill_property(void *buf, u64 val64, int cells)
>> +{
>> + u32 val32;
>> +
>> + if (cells == 1) {
>> + val32 = cpu_to_fdt32((u32)val64);
>> + memcpy(buf, &val32, sizeof(val32));
>> + } else {
>
>> + memset(buf, 0, cells * sizeof(u32) - sizeof(u64));
>> + buf += cells * sizeof(u32) - sizeof(u64);
>
> Is this trying to clear the 'top' cells and shuffle the pointer to point at the
> 'bottom' 2? I'm pretty sure this isn't endian safe.

It came to me at 2am: this only works on big-endian, which is exactly what you
want as that is the DT format.


> Do we really expect a system to have #address-cells > 2?


Thanks,

James

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