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Subject[PATCH 0/2 v6] kdump,vmcoreinfo: Export the value of sme mask to vmcoreinfo
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This patchset did two things:
a. add a new document for vmcoreinfo

This document lists some variables that export to vmcoreinfo, and briefly
describles what these variables indicate. It should be instructive for
many people who do not know the vmcoreinfo.

b. export the value of sme mask to vmcoreinfo

For AMD machine with SME feature, makedumpfile tools need to know whether
the crashed kernel was encrypted or not. If SME is enabled in the first
kernel, the crashed kernel's page table(pgd/pud/pmd/pte) contains the
memory encryption mask, so makedumpfile needs to remove the sme mask to
obtain the true physical address.

Changes since v1:
1. No need to export a kernel-internal mask to userspace, so copy the
value of sme_me_mask to a local variable 'sme_mask' and write the value
of sme_mask to vmcoreinfo.
2. Add comment for the code.
3. Improve the patch log.
4. Add the vmcoreinfo documentation.

Changes since v2:
1. Improve the vmcoreinfo document, add more descripts for these
variables exported.
2. Fix spelling errors in the document.

Changes since v3:
1. Still improve the vmcoreinfo document, and make it become more
clear and easy to read.
2. Move sme_mask comments in the code to the vmcoreinfo document.
3. Improve patch log.

Changes since v4:
1. Remove a command that dumping the VMCOREINFO contents from this
document.
2. Merge the 'PG_buddy' and 'PG_offline' into the PG_* flag in this
document.
3. Correct some of the mistakes in this document.

Changes since v5:
1. Improve patch log.

Lianbo Jiang (2):
kdump: add the vmcoreinfo documentation
kdump,vmcoreinfo: Export the value of sme mask to vmcoreinfo

Documentation/kdump/vmcoreinfo.txt | 500 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
arch/x86/kernel/machine_kexec_64.c | 3 +
2 files changed, 503 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 Documentation/kdump/vmcoreinfo.txt

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2.17.1

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