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SubjectRe: Issue with Kexec memory allocation
Any help ?


On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 12:43 PM Uday R <> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I am using kexec to load into the new kernel from the existing kernel.
> My vmlinuz image size is 6.6MB, initrd size is 18MB, and the root file
> system size is 715MB. I use kexec command to load the new kernel into
> memory. I observed that before calling kexec if the available memory
> is less than 1.33GB then kexec lands into an out of memory issue
> effectively kexec being killed by OOM-KILLER. I dont get into out of
> memory issue if i have memory >=1.33GB.
> My question is why kexec tries to over allocate memory when the
> available memory is less than 1.33GB and gets the available memory to
> In case if the available memory is >= 1.33GB before calling kexec,
> After kexec load, i see the memory consumed by kexec load is
> approximately equal to size of "linux+initrd+root file system".
> Is there a bug in the 'Kexec' code and had been fixed ?
> Note: i am using the kernel from a vendor, Just wanted to know if
> there is no such issue in mainstream code.
> Thanks in Advance,
> Uday

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