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Subject[PATCH v19 13/13] kdump: update Documentation about crashkernel
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From: Chen Zhou <chenzhou10@huawei.com>

For arm64, the behavior of crashkernel=X has been changed, which
tries low allocation in DMA zone and fall back to high allocation
if it fails.

We can also use "crashkernel=X,high" to select a high region above
DMA zone, which also tries to allocate at least 256M low memory in
DMA zone automatically and "crashkernel=Y,low" can be used to allocate
specified size low memory.

So update the Documentation.

Signed-off-by: Chen Zhou <chenzhou10@huawei.com>
Signed-off-by: Zhen Lei <thunder.leizhen@huawei.com>
---
Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst | 11 +++++++++--
Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 11 +++++++++--
2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
index cb30ca3df27c9b2..d4c287044be0c70 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
@@ -361,8 +361,15 @@ Boot into System Kernel
kernel will automatically locate the crash kernel image within the
first 512MB of RAM if X is not given.

- On arm64, use "crashkernel=Y[@X]". Note that the start address of
- the kernel, X if explicitly specified, must be aligned to 2MiB (0x200000).
+ On arm64, use "crashkernel=X" to try low allocation in DMA zone and
+ fall back to high allocation if it fails.
+ We can also use "crashkernel=X,high" to select a high region above
+ DMA zone, which also tries to allocate at least 256M low memory in
+ DMA zone automatically.
+ "crashkernel=Y,low" can be used to allocate specified size low memory.
+ Use "crashkernel=Y@X" if you really have to reserve memory from
+ specified start address X. Note that the start address of the kernel,
+ X if explicitly specified, must be aligned to 2MiB (0x200000).

Load the Dump-capture Kernel
============================
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index fc34332c8d9a6df..5fafeea70f8f14d 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -783,6 +783,9 @@
[KNL, X86-64] Select a region under 4G first, and
fall back to reserve region above 4G when '@offset'
hasn't been specified.
+ [KNL, ARM64] Try low allocation in DMA zone and fall back
+ to high allocation if it fails when '@offset' hasn't been
+ specified.
See Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst for further details.

crashkernel=range1:size1[,range2:size2,...][@offset]
@@ -799,6 +802,8 @@
Otherwise memory region will be allocated below 4G, if
available.
It will be ignored if crashkernel=X is specified.
+ [KNL, ARM64] range in high memory.
+ Allow kernel to allocate physical memory region from top.
crashkernel=size[KMG],low
[KNL, X86-64] range under 4G. When crashkernel=X,high
is passed, kernel could allocate physical memory region
@@ -807,13 +812,15 @@
requires at least 64M+32K low memory, also enough extra
low memory is needed to make sure DMA buffers for 32-bit
devices won't run out. Kernel would try to allocate at
- at least 256M below 4G automatically.
+ least 256M below 4G automatically.
This one let user to specify own low range under 4G
for second kernel instead.
0: to disable low allocation.
It will be ignored when crashkernel=X,high is not used
or memory reserved is below 4G.
-
+ [KNL, ARM64] range in low memory.
+ This one let user to specify a low range in DMA zone for
+ crash dump kernel.
cryptomgr.notests
[KNL] Disable crypto self-tests

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