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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/3] x86/kexec/64: Error out if try to jump to old 4-level kernel from 5-level kernel
On 05/22/19 at 11:20am, Dave Young wrote:
> On 05/09/19 at 09:36am, Baoquan He wrote:
> > If the running kernel has 5-level paging activated, the 5-level paging
> > mode is preserved across kexec. If the kexec'ed kernel does not contain
> > support for handling active 5-level paging mode in the decompressor, the
> > decompressor will crash with #GP.
> >
> > Prevent this situation at load time. If 5-level paging is active, check the
> > xloadflags whether the kexec kernel can handle 5-level paging at least in
> > the decompressor. If not, reject the load attempt and print out error
> > message.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Baoquan He <bhe@redhat.com>
> > Acked-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
> > ---
> > arch/x86/kernel/kexec-bzimage64.c | 5 +++++
>
> How about the userspace kexec-tools? It needs a similar detection, but
> I'm not sure how to detect paging mode, maybe some sysfs entry or
> vmcoreinfo in /proc/vmcore

meant /proc/kcore ...

Thanks
Dave

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