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SubjectRe: [v1 0/5] allow to reserve memory for normal kexec kernel
On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 4:12 AM Vladimir Murzin <vladimir.murzin@arm.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> On 7/10/19 4:56 PM, Pavel Tatashin wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 11:19 AM James Morse <james.morse@arm.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Pasha,
> >>
> >> On 09/07/2019 14:07, Pavel Tatashin wrote:
> >>>>> Enabling MMU and D-Cache for relocation would essentially require the
> >>>>> same changes in kernel. Could you please share exactly why these were
> >>>>> not accepted upstream into kexec-tools?
> >>>>
> >>>> Because '--no-checks' is a much simpler alternative.
> >>>>
> >>>> More of the discussion:
> >>>> https://lore.kernel.org/linux-arm-kernel/5599813d-f83c-d154-287a-c131c48292ca@arm.com/
> >>>>
> >>>> While you can make purgatory a fully-fledged operating system, it doesn't really need to
> >>>> do anything on arm64. Errata-workarounds alone are a reason not do start down this path.
> >>>
> >>> Thank you James. I will summaries the information gathered from the
> >>> yesterday's/today's discussion and add it to the cover letter together
> >>> with ARM64 tag. I think, the patch series makes sense for ARM64 only,
> >>> unless there are other platforms that disable caching/MMU during
> >>> relocation.
> >>
> >> I'd prefer not to reserve additional memory for regular kexec just to avoid the relocation.
> >> If the kernel's relocation work is so painful we can investigate doing it while the MMU is
> >> enabled. If you can compare regular-kexec with kexec_file_load() you eliminate the
> >> purgatory part of the work.
> >
> > Relocation time is exactly the same for regular-kexec and
> > kexec_file_load(). So, the relocation is indeed painful for our case.
> > I am working on adding MMU enabled kernel relocation.
>
> Out of curiosity, does enabling only I-cache make a difference? IIRC, it doesn't
> require setting MMU, in contrast to D-cache.

Resend:

Thank you for suggestion. I have actually experimented with enabling
caches without MMU. Did not see a difference.

Thank you,
Pasha

>
> Cheers
> Vladimir
>
> >
> > Pasha
> >
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