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Subject[PATCH v2 1/1] kernel/crash_core: Add crashkernel=auto for vmcore creation
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This adds crashkernel=auto feature to configure reserved memory for
vmcore creation. CONFIG_CRASH_AUTO_STR is defined to be set for
different kernel distributions and different archs based on their
needs.

Signed-off-by: Saeed Mirzamohammadi <saeed.mirzamohammadi@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: John Donnelly <john.p.donnelly@oracle.com>
Tested-by: John Donnelly <john.p.donnelly@oracle.com>
---
Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst | 5 +++++
arch/Kconfig | 24 +++++++++++++++++++++++
kernel/crash_core.c | 7 +++++++
3 files changed, 36 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
index 75a9dd98e76e..f95a2af64f59 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
@@ -285,7 +285,12 @@ This would mean:
2) if the RAM size is between 512M and 2G (exclusive), then reserve 64M
3) if the RAM size is larger than 2G, then reserve 128M

+Or you can use crashkernel=auto if you have enough memory. The threshold
+is 1G on x86_64 and arm64. If your system memory is less than the threshold,
+crashkernel=auto will not reserve memory. The size changes according to
+the system memory size like below:

+ x86_64/arm64: 1G-64G:128M,64G-1T:256M,1T-:512M

Boot into System Kernel
=======================
diff --git a/arch/Kconfig b/arch/Kconfig
index 56b6ccc0e32d..a772eb397d73 100644
--- a/arch/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/Kconfig
@@ -14,6 +14,30 @@ menu "General architecture-dependent options"
config CRASH_CORE
bool

+if CRASH_CORE
+
+config CRASH_AUTO_STR
+ string "Memory reserved for crash kernel"
+ depends on CRASH_CORE
+ default "1G-64G:128M,64G-1T:256M,1T-:512M"
+ help
+ This configures the reserved memory dependent
+ on the value of System RAM. The syntax is:
+ crashkernel=<range1>:<size1>[,<range2>:<size2>,...][@offset]
+ range=start-[end]
+
+ For example:
+ crashkernel=512M-2G:64M,2G-:128M
+
+ This would mean:
+
+ 1) if the RAM is smaller than 512M, then don't reserve anything
+ (this is the "rescue" case)
+ 2) if the RAM size is between 512M and 2G (exclusive), then reserve 64M
+ 3) if the RAM size is larger than 2G, then reserve 128M
+
+endif # CRASH_CORE
+
config KEXEC_CORE
select CRASH_CORE
bool
diff --git a/kernel/crash_core.c b/kernel/crash_core.c
index 106e4500fd53..ab0a2b4b1ffa 100644
--- a/kernel/crash_core.c
+++ b/kernel/crash_core.c
@@ -7,6 +7,7 @@
#include <linux/crash_core.h>
#include <linux/utsname.h>
#include <linux/vmalloc.h>
+#include <linux/kexec.h>

#include <asm/page.h>
#include <asm/sections.h>
@@ -250,6 +251,12 @@ static int __init __parse_crashkernel(char *cmdline,
if (suffix)
return parse_crashkernel_suffix(ck_cmdline, crash_size,
suffix);
+#ifdef CONFIG_CRASH_AUTO_STR
+ if (strncmp(ck_cmdline, "auto", 4) == 0) {
+ ck_cmdline = CONFIG_CRASH_AUTO_STR;
+ pr_info("Using crashkernel=auto, the size chosen is a best effort estimation.\n");
+ }
+#endif
/*
* if the commandline contains a ':', then that's the extended
* syntax -- if not, it must be the classic syntax
--
2.27.0
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