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authorVivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>2005-06-25 14:58:17 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-06-25 16:24:52 -0700
commitd58831e4163699de204dea199be2e903bf5d6eff (patch)
tree691f7c5969369ee6fe0688ed54d0c662549ae0a9 /Documentation/kdump
parentb089f4a68eccd9782c89262c0d7cae146d5a8a40 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-d58831e4163699de204dea199be2e903bf5d6eff.tar.gz
[PATCH] kdump documentation update to introduce use of irqpoll
o Specify "irqpoll" command line option which loading second kernel. This helps in reducing driver initialization failures in second kernel due to shared interrupts. o Enabled LAPIC/IOAPIC support for UP kernels in second kernel. This reduces the chances of devices sharing the irq and hence reduces the chances of driver initialization failures in second kernel. o Build a UP capture kernel and disabled SMP support. 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 'Documentation/kdump')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt28
1 files changed, 17 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt b/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
index b0f412e42791..7ff213f4becd 100644
--- a/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
@@ -66,12 +66,18 @@ SETUP
CONFIG_PHYSICAL_START=0x1000000
c) Enable "/proc/vmcore support" (Optional, in Pseudo filesystems).
CONFIG_PROC_VMCORE=y
-
- Note: Options a) and b) depend upon "Configure standard kernel features
- (for small systems)" (under General setup).
- Option a) also depends on CONFIG_HIGHMEM (under Processor
+ d) Disable SMP support and build a UP kernel (Until it is fixed).
+ CONFIG_SMP=n
+ e) Enable "Local APIC support on uniprocessors".
+ CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC=y
+ f) Enable "IO-APIC support on uniprocessors"
+ CONFIG_X86_UP_IOAPIC=y
+
+ Note: i) Options a) and b) depend upon "Configure standard kernel features
+ (for small systems)" (under General setup).
+ ii) Option a) also depends on CONFIG_HIGHMEM (under Processor
type and features).
- Both option a) and b) are under "Processor type and features".
+ iii) Both option a) and b) are under "Processor type and features".
3) Boot into the first kernel. You are now ready to try out kexec-based crash
dumps.
@@ -79,7 +85,7 @@ SETUP
4) Load the second kernel to be booted using:
kexec -p <second-kernel> --crash-dump --args-linux --append="root=<root-dev>
- maxcpus=1 init 1"
+ init 1 irqpoll"
Note: i) <second-kernel> has to be a vmlinux image. bzImage will not work,
as of now.
@@ -87,12 +93,12 @@ SETUP
is sufficient to represent the physical memory up to 4GB. To store
headers in ELF64 format, specifiy "--elf64-core-headers" on the
kexec command line additionally.
- iii) For now (or until it is fixed), it's best to build the
- second-kernel without multi-processor support, i.e., make it
- a uniprocessor kernel.
+ iii) Specify "irqpoll" as command line parameter. This reduces driver
+ initialization failures in second kernel due to shared interrupts.
5) System reboots into the second kernel when a panic occurs. A module can be
- written to force the panic, for testing purposes.
+ written to force the panic or "ALT-SysRq-c" can be used initiate a crash
+ dump for testing purposes.
6) Write out the dump file using
@@ -131,5 +137,5 @@ TODO
CONTACT
=======
-Hariprasad Nellitheertha - hari at in dot ibm dot com
Vivek Goyal (vgoyal@in.ibm.com)
+Maneesh Soni (maneesh@in.ibm.com)