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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/3] x86, boot: add mmio serial during compressed boot
On 07/16/2013 12:31 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
>
> Could the first step be documenting the limitation? I've found this
> patch extremely useful for my case already, and I imagine there might
> be other people that need the early mmio stuff to. Generally the
> compressed boot serial console stuff is going to be used in the more
> common non-kexec situations at least for a while.
>
> Does this patch create any _problems_? Right now, neither low nor >4G
> kernel can use an mmio serial port. :) This this, we'd at least gain
> it for the low case.
>

Even documenting the limitation is likely to end up with a bunch of
emails asking why their kernel crashed.

I think setting up a dynamic #PF handler is the right thing for the
decompressor, we already did for the kernel proper.

-hpa




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