path: root/kernel/crash_dump.c
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authorOlaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de>2011-03-23 16:43:29 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-03-23 19:47:19 -0700
commit93a72052be81823fa1584b9be037d51924f9efa4 (patch)
tree4f5c824c8fe3fb737e27b91bfd60c10d092dc3e9 /kernel/crash_dump.c
parent8547727756a7322b99aa313ce50fe15d8f858872 (diff)
crash_dump: export is_kdump_kernel to modules, consolidate elfcorehdr_addr, setup_elfcorehdr and saved_max_pfn
The Xen PV drivers in a crashed HVM guest can not connect to the dom0 backend drivers because both frontend and backend drivers are still in connected state. To run the connection reset function only in case of a crashdump, the is_kdump_kernel() function needs to be available for the PV driver modules. Consolidate elfcorehdr_addr, setup_elfcorehdr and saved_max_pfn into kernel/crash_dump.c Also export elfcorehdr_addr to make is_kdump_kernel() usable for modules. Leave 'elfcorehdr' as early_param(). This changes powerpc from __setup() to early_param(). It adds an address range check from x86 also on ia64 and powerpc. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: additional #includes] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: remove elfcorehdr_addr export] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix for Tejun's mm/nobootmem.c changes] Signed-off-by: Olaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de> Cc: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk> Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/crash_dump.c')
1 files changed, 34 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/crash_dump.c b/kernel/crash_dump.c
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..5f85690285d4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/kernel/crash_dump.c
@@ -0,0 +1,34 @@
+#include <linux/kernel.h>
+#include <linux/crash_dump.h>
+#include <linux/init.h>
+#include <linux/errno.h>
+#include <linux/module.h>
+ * If we have booted due to a crash, max_pfn will be a very low value. We need
+ * to know the amount of memory that the previous kernel used.
+ */
+unsigned long saved_max_pfn;
+ * stores the physical address of elf header of crash image
+ *
+ * Note: elfcorehdr_addr is not just limited to vmcore. It is also used by
+ * is_kdump_kernel() to determine if we are booting after a panic. Hence put
+ */
+unsigned long long elfcorehdr_addr = ELFCORE_ADDR_MAX;
+ * elfcorehdr= specifies the location of elf core header stored by the crashed
+ * kernel. This option will be passed by kexec loader to the capture kernel.
+ */
+static int __init setup_elfcorehdr(char *arg)
+ char *end;
+ if (!arg)
+ return -EINVAL;
+ elfcorehdr_addr = memparse(arg, &end);
+ return end > arg ? 0 : -EINVAL;
+early_param("elfcorehdr", setup_elfcorehdr);

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