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authorSimon Horman <horms@verge.net.au>2007-05-08 00:28:22 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-05-08 11:15:07 -0700
commit6672f76a5a1878d42264c1deba8f1ab52b4618d9 (patch)
tree77396eefed3548183c1f0c3d1dc38f034d8fc429 /arch
parent73285082745045bcd64333c1fbaa88f8490f2626 (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.34-ux500-6672f76a5a1878d42264c1deba8f1ab52b4618d9.tar.gz
kdump/kexec: calculate note size at compile time
Currently the size of the per-cpu region reserved to save crash notes is set by the per-architecture value MAX_NOTE_BYTES. Which in turn is currently set to 1024 on all supported architectures. While testing ia64 I recently discovered that this value is in fact too small. The particular setup I was using actually needs 1172 bytes. This lead to very tedious failure mode where the tail of one elf note would overwrite the head of another if they ended up being alocated sequentially by kmalloc, which was often the case. It seems to me that a far better approach is to caclculate the size that the area needs to be. This patch does just that. If a simpler stop-gap patch for ia64 to be squeezed into 2.6.21(.X) is needed then this should be as easy as making MAX_NOTE_BYTES larger in arch/asm-ia64/kexec.h. Perhaps 2048 would be a good choice. However, I think that the approach in this patch is a much more robust idea. Acked-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <horms@verge.net.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
-rw-r--r--arch/ia64/kernel/crash.c2
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/ia64/kernel/crash.c b/arch/ia64/kernel/crash.c
index 3d51a3f7701..aeb79fb28f0 100644
--- a/arch/ia64/kernel/crash.c
+++ b/arch/ia64/kernel/crash.c
@@ -74,7 +74,7 @@ crash_save_this_cpu(void)
buf = (u64 *) per_cpu_ptr(crash_notes, cpu);
if (!buf)
return;
- buf = append_elf_note(buf, "CORE", NT_PRSTATUS, prstatus,
+ buf = append_elf_note(buf, KEXEC_CORE_NOTE_NAME, NT_PRSTATUS, prstatus,
sizeof(*prstatus));
final_note(buf);
}