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2006-12-07[IA64] IA64 Kexec/kdumpZou Nan hai
Changes and updates. 1. Remove fake rendz path and related code according to discuss with Khalid Aziz. 2. fc.i offset fix in relocate_kernel.S. 3. iospic shutdown code eoi and mask race fix from Fujitsu. 4. Warm boot hook in machine_kexec to SN SAL code from Jack Steiner. 5. Send slave to SAL slave loop patch from Jay Lan. 6. Kdump on non-recoverable MCA event patch from Jay Lan 7. Use CTL_UNNUMBERED in kdump_on_init sysctl. Signed-off-by: Zou Nan hai <nanhai.zou@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
2006-12-07[PATCH] Kexec / Kdump: Unify elf note codeMagnus Damm
The elf note saving code is currently duplicated over several architectures. This cleanup patch simply adds code to a common file and then replaces the arch-specific code with calls to the newly added code. The only drawback with this approach is that s390 doesn't fully support kexec-on-panic which for that arch leads to introduction of unused code. Signed-off-by: Magnus Damm <magnus@valinux.co.jp> Cc: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-12-07[PATCH] kernel core: replace kmalloc+memset with kzallocBurman Yan
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-09-29[PATCH] kexec warning fixRoland McGrath
This fixes a couple of compiler warnings, and adds paranoia checks as well. Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-09-29[PATCH] pidspace: is_init()Sukadev Bhattiprolu
This is an updated version of Eric Biederman's is_init() patch. (http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/2/6/280). It applies cleanly to 2.6.18-rc3 and replaces a few more instances of ->pid == 1 with is_init(). Further, is_init() checks pid and thus removes dependency on Eric's other patches for now. Eric's original description: There are a lot of places in the kernel where we test for init because we give it special properties. Most significantly init must not die. This results in code all over the kernel test ->pid == 1. Introduce is_init to capture this case. With multiple pid spaces for all of the cases affected we are looking for only the first process on the system, not some other process that has pid == 1. Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@us.ibm.com> Cc: Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com> Cc: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Cc: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com> Cc: <lxc-devel@lists.sourceforge.net> Acked-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-28[POWERPC] Add the use of the firmware soft-reset-nmi to kdump.David Wilder
With this patch, kdump uses the firmware soft-reset NMI for two purposes: 1) Initiate the kdump (take a crash dump) by issuing a soft-reset. 2) Break a CPU out of a deadlock condition that is detected during kdump processing. When a soft-reset is initiated each CPU will enter system_reset_exception() and set its corresponding bit in the global bit-array cpus_in_sr then call die(). When die() finds the CPU's bit set in cpu_in_sr crash_kexec() is called to initiate a crash dump. The first CPU to enter crash_kexec() is called the "crashing CPU". All other CPUs are "secondary CPUs". The secondary CPU's pass through to crash_kexec_secondary() and sleep. The crashing CPU waits for all CPUs to enter via soft-reset then boots the kdump kernel (see crash_soft_reset_check()) When the system crashes due to a panic or exception, crash_kexec() is called by panic() or die(). The crashing CPU sends an IPI to all other CPUs to notify them of the pending shutdown. If a CPU is in a deadlock or hung state with interrupts disabled, the IPI will not be delivered. The result being, that the kdump kernel is not booted. This problem is solved with the use of a firmware generated soft-reset. After the crashing_cpu has issued the IPI, it waits for 10 sec for all CPUs to enter crash_ipi_callback(). A CPU signifies its entry to crash_ipi_callback() by setting its corresponding bit in the cpus_in_crash bit array. After 10 sec, if one or more CPUs have not set their bit in cpus_in_crash we assume that the CPU(s) is deadlocked. The operator is then prompted to generate a soft-reset to break the deadlock. Each CPU enters the soft reset handler as described above. Two conditions must be handled at this point: 1) The system crashed because the operator generated a soft-reset. See 2) The system had crashed before the soft-reset was generated ( in the case of a Panic or oops). The first CPU to enter crash_kexec() uses the state of the kexec_lock to determine this state. If kexec_lock is already held then condition 2 is true and crash_kexec_secondary() is called, else; this CPU is flagged as the crashing CPU, the kexec_lock is acquired and crash_kexec() proceeds as described above. Each additional CPUs responding to the soft-reset will pass through crash_kexec() to kexec_secondary(). All secondary CPUs call crash_ipi_callback() readying them self's for the shutdown. When ready they clear their bit in cpus_in_sr. The crashing CPU waits in kexec_secondary() until all other CPUs have cleared their bits in cpus_in_sr. The kexec kernel boot is then started. Signed-off-by: Haren Myneni <haren@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: David Wilder <dwilder@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
2006-06-23[PATCH] Add a sysfs file to determine if a kexec kernel is loadedJeff Moyer
Create two files in /sys/kernel, kexec_loaded and kexec_crash_loaded. Each file contains a simple boolean value indicating whether the relevant kernel has been loaded into memory. The motivation for this is geared around support. Signed-off-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-11[PATCH] move capable() to capability.hRandy.Dunlap
- Move capable() from sched.h to capability.h; - Use <linux/capability.h> where capable() is used (in include/, block/, ipc/, kernel/, a few drivers/, mm/, security/, & sound/; many more drivers/ to go) Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-10[PATCH] kdump: save registers early (inline functions)Vivek Goyal
- 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>
2006-01-10[PATCH] kdump: dynamic per cpu allocation of memory for saving cpu registersVivek Goyal
- In case of system crash, current state of cpu registers is saved in memory in elf note format. So far memory for storing elf notes was being allocated statically for NR_CPUS. - This patch introduces dynamic allocation of memory for storing elf notes. It uses alloc_percpu() interface. This should lead to better memory usage. - Introduced based on Andi Kleen's and Eric W. Biederman's suggestions. - This patch also moves memory allocation for elf notes from architecture dependent portion to architecture independent portion. Now crash_notes is architecture independent. The whole idea is that size of memory to be allocated per cpu (MAX_NOTE_BYTES) can be architecture dependent and allocation of this memory can be architecture independent. 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>
2005-10-29[PATCH] mm: split page table lockHugh Dickins
Christoph Lameter demonstrated very poor scalability on the SGI 512-way, with a many-threaded application which concurrently initializes different parts of a large anonymous area. This patch corrects that, by using a separate spinlock per page table page, to guard the page table entries in that page, instead of using the mm's single page_table_lock. (But even then, page_table_lock is still used to guard page table allocation, and anon_vma allocation.) In this implementation, the spinlock is tucked inside the struct page of the page table page: with a BUILD_BUG_ON in case it overflows - which it would in the case of 32-bit PA-RISC with spinlock debugging enabled. Splitting the lock is not quite for free: another cacheline access. Ideally, I suppose we would use split ptlock only for multi-threaded processes on multi-cpu machines; but deciding that dynamically would have its own costs. So for now enable it by config, at some number of cpus - since the Kconfig language doesn't support inequalities, let preprocessor compare that with NR_CPUS. But I don't think it's worth being user-configurable: for good testing of both split and unsplit configs, split now at 4 cpus, and perhaps change that to 8 later. There is a benefit even for singly threaded processes: kswapd can be attacking one part of the mm while another part is busy faulting. Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-10-28[PATCH] gfp_t: kernel/*Al Viro
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-06-28[PATCH] kexec: fix sparse warningsAlexey Dobriyan
Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> Cc: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-06-25[PATCH] kexec code cleanupManeesh Soni
o Following patch provides purely cosmetic changes and corrects CodingStyle guide lines related certain issues like below in kexec related files o braces for one line "if" statements, "for" loops, o more than 80 column wide lines, o No space after "while", "for" and "switch" key words o Changes: o take-2: Removed the extra tab before "case" key words. o take-3: Put operator at the end of line and space before "*/" Signed-off-by: Maneesh Soni <maneesh@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-06-25[PATCH] kdump: Use real pt_regs from exceptionAlexander Nyberg
Makes kexec_crashdump() take a pt_regs * as an argument. This allows to get exact register state at the point of the crash. If we come from direct panic assertion NULL will be passed and the current registers saved before crashdump. This hooks into two places: die(): check the conditions under which we will panic when calling do_exit and go there directly with the pt_regs that caused the fatal fault. die_nmi(): If we receive an NMI lockup while in the kernel use the pt_regs and go directly to crash_kexec(). We're probably nested up badly at this point so this might be the only chance to escape with proper information. Signed-off-by: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-06-25[PATCH] Kexec on panic vmlinux initrd fixVivek Goyal
This is a minor bug fix in kexec to resolve the problem of loading panic kernel with initrd. o Problem: Loading a capture kenrel fails if initrd is also being loaded. This has been observed for vmlinux image for kexec on panic case. o This patch fixes the problem. In segment location and size verification logic, minor correction has been done. Segment memory end (mend) should be mstart + memsz - 1. This one byte offset was source of failure for initrd loading which was being loaded at hole boundary. 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>
2005-06-25[PATCH] kexec: add kexec syscallsEric W. Biederman
This patch introduces the architecture independent implementation the sys_kexec_load, the compat_sys_kexec_load system calls. Kexec on panic support has been integrated into the core patch and is relatively clean. In addition the hopefully architecture independent option crashkernel=size@location has been docuemented. It's purpose is to reserve space for the panic kernel to live, and where no DMA transfer will ever be setup to access. Signed-off-by: Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> Signed-off-by: Alexander Nyberg <alexn@telia.com> Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> 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>