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Subject[PATCH 4.17 053/220] powerpc/fadump: Unregister fadump on kexec down path.
4.17-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Mahesh Salgaonkar <>

commit 722cde76d68e8cc4f3de42e71c82fd40dea4f7b9 upstream.

Unregister fadump on kexec down path otherwise the fadump registration
in new kexec-ed kernel complains that fadump is already registered.
This makes new kernel to continue using fadump registered by previous
kernel which may lead to invalid vmcore generation. Hence this patch
fixes this issue by un-registering fadump in fadump_cleanup() which is
called during kexec path so that new kernel can register fadump with
new valid values.

Fixes: b500afff11f6 ("fadump: Invalidate registration and release reserved memory for general use.")
Cc: # v3.4+
Signed-off-by: Mahesh Salgaonkar <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/powerpc/kernel/fadump.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/fadump.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/fadump.c
@@ -1155,6 +1155,9 @@ void fadump_cleanup(void)
+ } else if (fw_dump.dump_registered) {
+ /* Un-register Firmware-assisted dump if it was registered. */
+ fadump_unregister_dump(&fdm);

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