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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] efi: Capsule update support and pstore backend
On Wed, 16 Oct, at 02:52:25PM, Luck, Tony wrote:
> > Where by "May not function correctly" you mean "May crash the system"?
> > I'm a little uneasy having this run by default if enabled, even if it's
> > disabled by default in the config.
> There's also an "either/or" choice between using efi-capsule with pstore, and the
> traditional kexec/kdump method for getting a memory dump from a crash. We
> have to go through a reset to save the capsule - but we don't want a reset for
> kexec. Perhaps we can pass the reset parameters through the kexec path to
> the new kernel to make it do the right kind of reset ... but the value of the capsule
> dump is minimal if kdump managed to dump everything.

I admit that using kexec with the EFI capsule + pstore code is not
something I'd considered. Though as you say, if you manage to jump to
your crash kernel I'm not sure how much use the capsule would be.

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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