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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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