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SubjectRe: [RFC v1 0/4] arm64: MMU enabled kexec kernel relocation
Hi Pavel,

On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 10:26 PM Pavel Tatashin
<pasha.tatashin@soleen.com> wrote:
>
> Added identity mapped page table, and keep MMU enabled while
> kernel is being relocated from sparse pages to the final
> destination during kexec.
>
> More description about the problem I am trying to solve here, can be
> found here:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190709182014.16052-1-pasha.tatashin@soleen.com/
>
> This patch series works in terms, that I can kexec-reboot both in QEMU
> and on a physical machine. However, I do not see performance improvement
> during relocation. The performance is just as slow as before with disabled
> caches.

Thanks for the patchset, but if the changes still don't positively
impact the kexec-reboot timings, I am not sure we if gain by adding
these to the kernel.

Like I mentioned in the previous threads, we have been carrying some
relevant fixes for the same in Linux distros. I have been trying to
find time to fix them and send them upstream, but I am caught up with
some nasty kexec_file_load() issues on arm64 currently.

So, I will find some time to work on them (may be next week) and will
Cc you when I post them out after some checks on real physical
hardware.

Thanks,
Bhupesh

> Am I missing something? Perhaps, there is some flag that I should also
> enable in page table? Please provide me with any suggestions.
>
> Pavel Tatashin (4):
> arm64, mm: identity mapped page table
> arm64, kexec: interface preparation for mmu enabled kexec
> arm64, kexec: add kexec's own identity page table
> arm64: Keep MMU on while kernel is being relocated
>
> arch/arm64/include/asm/ident_map.h | 26 ++++++
> arch/arm64/include/asm/kexec.h | 5 +-
> arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S | 8 --
> arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.h | 7 +-
> arch/arm64/kernel/machine_kexec.c | 128 +++++++++++++++++++++-------
> arch/arm64/kernel/relocate_kernel.S | 36 +++++---
> arch/arm64/mm/Makefile | 1 +
> arch/arm64/mm/ident_map.c | 99 +++++++++++++++++++++
> 8 files changed, 255 insertions(+), 55 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 arch/arm64/include/asm/ident_map.h
> create mode 100644 arch/arm64/mm/ident_map.c
>
> --
> 2.22.0
>
>
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