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authorVivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>2006-01-09 20:51:44 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-01-10 08:01:27 -0800
commite996e58133c475bcf3a229f716b9457267cbaa0a (patch)
tree9fd2f41d7e2c0deaca71a88a1b36d873ede3c7b8 /kernel/kexec.c
parent35ed319a36cdfd88fc3debe6ce24e756bc474cce (diff)
[PATCH] kdump: save registers early (inline functions)
- If system panics then cpu register states are captured through funciton crash_get_current_regs(). This is not a inline function hence a stack frame is pushed on to the stack and then cpu register state is captured. Later this frame is popped and new frames are pushed (machine_kexec). - In theory this is not very right as we are capturing register states for a frame and that frame is no more valid. This seems to have created back trace problems for ppc64. - This patch fixes it up. The very first thing it does after entering crash_kexec() is to capture the register states. Anyway we don't want the back trace beyond crash_kexec(). crash_get_current_regs() has been made inline - crash_setup_regs() is the top architecture dependent function which should be responsible for capturing the register states as well as to do some architecture dependent tricks. For ex. fixing up ss and esp for i386. crash_setup_regs() has also been made inline to ensure no new call frame is pushed onto stack. Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/kexec.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/kexec.c b/kernel/kexec.c
index 1197de8b2a9..de1441656ef 100644
--- a/kernel/kexec.c
+++ b/kernel/kexec.c
@@ -1057,7 +1057,9 @@ void crash_kexec(struct pt_regs *regs)
if (!locked) {
image = xchg(&kexec_crash_image, NULL);
if (image) {
- machine_crash_shutdown(regs);
+ struct pt_regs fixed_regs;
+ crash_setup_regs(&fixed_regs, regs);
+ machine_crash_shutdown(&fixed_regs);
xchg(&kexec_lock, 0);