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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/11] xen: Initial kexec/kdump implementation
On 12/26/2012 06:18 PM, Daniel Kiper wrote:
> Hi,
>
> This set of patches contains initial kexec/kdump implementation for Xen v3.
> Currently only dom0 is supported, however, almost all infrustructure
> required for domU support is ready.
>
> Jan Beulich suggested to merge Xen x86 assembler code with baremetal x86 code.
> This could simplify and reduce a bit size of kernel code. However, this solution
> requires some changes in baremetal x86 code. First of all code which establishes
> transition page table should be moved back from machine_kexec_$(BITS).c to
> relocate_kernel_$(BITS).S. Another important thing which should be changed in that
> case is format of page_list array. Xen kexec hypercall requires to alternate physical
> addresses with virtual ones. These and other required stuff have not been done in that
> version because I am not sure that solution will be accepted by kexec/kdump maintainers.
> I hope that this email spark discussion about that topic.
>

I want a detailed list of the constraints that this assumes and
therefore imposes on the native implementation as a result of this. We
have had way too many patches where Xen PV hacks effectively nailgun
arbitrary, and sometimes poor, design decisions in place and now we
can't fix them.

-hpa

--
H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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