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Subject[PATCH arm64/kexec] arm64: kexec_file: forbid kdump via kexec_file_load()
Now that kexec_walk_memblock() can do the crash-kernel placement itself
architectures that don't support kdump via kexe_file_load() need to
explicitly forbid it.

We don't support this on arm64 until the kernel can add the elfcorehdr
and usable-memory-range fields to the DT. Without these the crash-kernel
overwrites the previous kernel's memory during startup.

Add a check to refuse crash image loading.

Signed-off-by: James Morse <>


arch/arm64/kernel/kexec_image.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/kexec_image.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/kexec_image.c
index 1ad1d5f8f024..07bf740bea91 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/kexec_image.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/kexec_image.c
@@ -47,6 +47,10 @@ static void *image_load(struct kimage *image,
struct kexec_segment *kernel_segment;
int ret;

+ /* We don't support crash kernels yet. */
+ if (image->type == KEXEC_TYPE_CRASH)
* We require a kernel with an unambiguous Image header. Per
* Documentation/booting.txt, this is the case when image_size
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