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SubjectRe: Trying to kexec on Allwinner A80
On Tue, Apr 07, 2020 at 09:12:57AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 07, 2020 at 10:01:44AM +0200, Corentin Labbe wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 07, 2020 at 08:31:17AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> > > On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 10:10:53PM +0200, Corentin Labbe wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 10:37:29AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 11:25:40AM +0200, Corentin Labbe wrote:
> > > > > > On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 10:16:00AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> > > > > > > On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 10:27:20AM +0200, Corentin Labbe wrote:
> > > > > > > > Hello
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I am trying to add the last missing Allwinner Soc in kernelci: the A80.
> > > > > > > > But this SoC does not have any way to be used in kernelci, no USB nor network in uboot.
> > > > > > > > So I have tried to fake uboot since the kernel has network support and run the new kernel via kexec.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > But kexec 2.0.18 fail to work:
> > > > > > > > kexec --force /tmp/kernel --initrd /tmp/ramdisk --dtb /tmp/dtb --command-line='console=ttyS0,115200n8 root=/dev/ram0 earlycon=uart,mmio32,0x7000000 ip=dhcp'
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What happens if you omit the dtb argument?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > No change without dtb
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have also tried to add --mem-mim and --mem-max without any change.
> > > > > > I given mem according to what I saw in /proc/iomem
> > > > > > 20000000-9fffffff : System RAM
> > > > > > 20008000-207fffff : Kernel code
> > > > > > 20900000-209a0c87 : Kernel data
> > > > > > So I gave --mem-min 0x30000000 --mem-max 0x9fffffff
> > > > > > Anyway, the result is always the same.
> > > > >
> > > > > The next step is to enable the early debugging - first in the
> > > > > decompressor - add #define DEBUG to the top of
> > > > > arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S
> > > > >
> > > > > Also enable DEBUG_LL in the kernel and use earlyprintk to see if you can
> > > > > get anything from the new kernel.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I dont know what happened, but now I always get "Could not find a free area of memory of 0x86c1c0 bytes..." (even with kexec 2.0.18)
> > > > Furthermore, I have added crashkernel=128M to the cmdlist
> > > > I have verified that the reservation is working:
> > > > 20000000-9fffffff : System RAM
> > > > 20008000-207fffff : Kernel code
> > > > 20900000-209a0c87 : Kernel data
> > > > 40000000-47ffffff : Crash kernel
> > > > But even with this reservation, no change.
> > >
> > > crashkernel is only necessary if you're loading a kenrel image to be
> > > booted when the existing one has crashed. For the problem you're
> > > seeing, it's an unnecessary additional change; please drop that.
> > >
> > > You could try running kexec with debug enabled to see more information.
> > >
> >
> > I am already running with --debug
>
> That was not reflected in the command lines given to kexec that you
> quoted previously, so I'm now wondering if you're giving me the full
> information.
>
> In any case, based on the information you've supplied thus far, I have
> no further suggetsions to make.
>

Sorry I have added --debug after my initial mail.
But I am surprised that no debug output like "MEMORY RANGES" is done (like I got in my first try).
I have started to patch kexec-tools to check it, and debug is enabled.
Furthermore, I got in locate_hole:237 memory_ranges=0.
So the memory region in struct kexec_info is not initialized (and so cannot be printed)

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