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SubjectRe: [RFC Patch 1/2] kexec: show memory info in /proc/iomem
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Amerigo Wang <amwang@redhat.com> writes:
>
>
>>> Nacked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
>>>
>>> We can inspect the image we are going to load to get this information.
>>> In fact /sbin/kexec already inspects the image we are going to load
>>> to get this information. Putting this in the kernel adds kernel
>>> complexity for no gain.
>>>
>>>
>> /sbin/kexec is supported to know this, of course. But this is not for
>> /sbin/kexec, this is for user (or other programs) to observe the memory
>> information, so that he can know the memory he reserved is too much or not.
>>
>
>
>> Without this, it is a little hard to use patch 2/2.
>>
>
> So add on option to /sbin/kexec.
>

This can be another choice.
> Furthermore none of this does a good job of predicting how much
> memory /sbin/fsck will require to check the filesystem before we
> write a crash dump.
>

No one actually knows this without testing... But if 128M on x86 is
still not enough, that is probably a bug of fsck, not our fault.



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