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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 0/4] support reserving crashkernel above 4G on arm64 kdump
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> On Dec 17, 2019, at 8:07 PM, Chen Zhou <chenzhou10@huawei.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Friendly ping...
>
> On 2019/8/30 15:11, Chen Zhou wrote:
>> I am busy with other things, so it was a long time before this version was
>> released.
>>
>> This patch series enable reserving crashkernel above 4G in arm64.
>>
>> There are following issues in arm64 kdump:
>> 1. We use crashkernel=X to reserve crashkernel below 4G, which will fail
>> when there is no enough low memory.
>> 2. Currently, crashkernel=Y@X can be used to reserve crashkernel above 4G,
>> in this case, if swiotlb or DMA buffers are requierd, crash dump kernel
>> will boot failure because there is no low memory available for allocation.


Can you elaborate when the boot failures may fail due to lacking swiotlb or DMA buffers ? Are these related to certain adapters or specific platforms ?

I have not seen this when using crashkernel=2024M@35GB .


>>
>> To solve these issues, introduce crashkernel=X,low to reserve specified
>> size low memory.
>> Crashkernel=X tries to reserve memory for the crash dump kernel under
>> 4G. If crashkernel=Y,low is specified simultaneously, reserve spcified
>> size low memory for crash kdump kernel devices firstly and then reserve
>> memory above 4G.
>>
>> When crashkernel is reserved above 4G in memory, that is, crashkernel=X,low
>> is specified simultaneously, kernel should reserve specified size low memory
>> for crash dump kernel devices. So there may be two crash kernel regions, one
>> is below 4G, the other is above 4G.
>> In order to distinct from the high region and make no effect to the use of
>> kexec-tools, rename the low region as "Crash kernel (low)", and add DT property
>> "linux,low-memory-range" to crash dump kernel's dtb to pass the low region.
>>
>> Besides, we need to modify kexec-tools:
>> arm64: kdump: add another DT property to crash dump kernel's dtb(see [1])
>>
>> The previous changes and discussions can be retrieved from:
>>
>> Changes since [v5]
>> - Move reserve_crashkernel_low() into kernel/crash_core.c.
>> - Delete crashkernel=X,high.
>> - Modify crashkernel=X,low.
>> If crashkernel=X,low is specified simultaneously, reserve spcified size low
>> memory for crash kdump kernel devices firstly and then reserve memory above 4G.
>> In addition, rename crashk_low_res as "Crash kernel (low)" for arm64, and then
>> pass to crash dump kernel by DT property "linux,low-memory-range".
>> - Update Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst.
>>
>> Changes since [v4]
>> - Reimplement memblock_cap_memory_ranges for multiple ranges by Mike.
>>
>> Changes since [v3]
>> - Add memblock_cap_memory_ranges back for multiple ranges.
>> - Fix some compiling warnings.
>>
>> Changes since [v2]
>> - Split patch "arm64: kdump: support reserving crashkernel above 4G" as
>> two. Put "move reserve_crashkernel_low() into kexec_core.c" in a separate
>> patch.
>>
>> Changes since [v1]:
>> - Move common reserve_crashkernel_low() code into kernel/kexec_core.c.
>> - Remove memblock_cap_memory_ranges() i added in v1 and implement that
>> in fdt_enforce_memory_region().
>> There are at most two crash kernel regions, for two crash kernel regions
>> case, we cap the memory range [min(regs[*].start), max(regs[*].end)]
>> and then remove the memory range in the middle.
>>
>> [1]: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__lists.infradead.org_pipermail_kexec_2019-2DAugust_023569.html&d=DwICAg&c=RoP1YumCXCgaWHvlZYR8PZh8Bv7qIrMUB65eapI_JnE&r=t2fPg9D87F7D8jm0_3CG9yoiIKdRg4qc_thBw4bzMhc&m=ZAC6UYbT-3qLR3Dvevd09m6neWWzGWSphuvXXlXow68&s=9tn9kUBabiuYhVtXauANSDGaISnCnHLYcAUQgsPBFxs&e=
>> [v1]: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lkml.org_lkml_2019_4_2_1174&d=DwICAg&c=RoP1YumCXCgaWHvlZYR8PZh8Bv7qIrMUB65eapI_JnE&r=t2fPg9D87F7D8jm0_3CG9yoiIKdRg4qc_thBw4bzMhc&m=ZAC6UYbT-3qLR3Dvevd09m6neWWzGWSphuvXXlXow68&s=F-lM7II2cuMF_sK3b6-QhSbWM3X-pI_WZEs0sZitS7A&e=
>> [v2]: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lkml.org_lkml_2019_4_9_86&d=DwICAg&c=RoP1YumCXCgaWHvlZYR8PZh8Bv7qIrMUB65eapI_JnE&r=t2fPg9D87F7D8jm0_3CG9yoiIKdRg4qc_thBw4bzMhc&m=ZAC6UYbT-3qLR3Dvevd09m6neWWzGWSphuvXXlXow68&s=5Y-S6sqMTklHkOQsNtjTX3C7pV05BjKLGhJVfMHEvDs&e=
>> [v3]: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lkml.org_lkml_2019_4_9_306&d=DwICAg&c=RoP1YumCXCgaWHvlZYR8PZh8Bv7qIrMUB65eapI_JnE&r=t2fPg9D87F7D8jm0_3CG9yoiIKdRg4qc_thBw4bzMhc&m=ZAC6UYbT-3qLR3Dvevd09m6neWWzGWSphuvXXlXow68&s=cWn4zSRQupaZ3jjz4eDvD-pNkoLyL_hsZoRx4yJoD0c&e=
>> [v4]: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lkml.org_lkml_2019_4_15_273&d=DwICAg&c=RoP1YumCXCgaWHvlZYR8PZh8Bv7qIrMUB65eapI_JnE&r=t2fPg9D87F7D8jm0_3CG9yoiIKdRg4qc_thBw4bzMhc&m=ZAC6UYbT-3qLR3Dvevd09m6neWWzGWSphuvXXlXow68&s=Nslk4RJKIyIuT0IoQoolXNjupEDXplPhQQwnTSoXNWE&e=
>> [v5]: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lkml.org_lkml_2019_5_6_1360&d=DwICAg&c=RoP1YumCXCgaWHvlZYR8PZh8Bv7qIrMUB65eapI_JnE&r=t2fPg9D87F7D8jm0_3CG9yoiIKdRg4qc_thBw4bzMhc&m=ZAC6UYbT-3qLR3Dvevd09m6neWWzGWSphuvXXlXow68&s=HJVAM6sCxV2DnNg5d4pw8WPqtkmQnKvztEmkSIgtQ5M&e=
>>
>> Chen Zhou (4):
>> x86: kdump: move reserve_crashkernel_low() into crash_core.c
>> arm64: kdump: reserve crashkenel above 4G for crash dump kernel
>> arm64: kdump: add memory for devices by DT property, low-memory-range
>> kdump: update Documentation about crashkernel on arm64
>>
>> Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst | 13 ++++-
>> Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 12 ++++-
>> arch/arm64/include/asm/kexec.h | 3 ++
>> arch/arm64/kernel/setup.c | 8 ++-
>> arch/arm64/mm/init.c | 61 +++++++++++++++++++++--
>> arch/x86/include/asm/kexec.h | 3 ++
>> arch/x86/kernel/setup.c | 65 +++----------------------
>> include/linux/crash_core.h | 4 ++
>> include/linux/kexec.h | 1 -
>> kernel/crash_core.c | 65 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> 10 files changed, 168 insertions(+), 67 deletions(-)
>>
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