[Patch 0/8] V4 Implement crashkernel=auto
amwang at redhat.com
Mon Aug 24 11:34:53 EST 2009
Andrew Morton wrote:
> (cc linuxppc-dev at ozlabs.org)
> On Fri, 21 Aug 2009 02:54:12 -0400
> Amerigo Wang <amwang at redhat.com> wrote:
>> This series of patch implements automatically reserved memory for crashkernel,
>> by introducing a new boot option "crashkernel=auto". This idea is from Neil.
>> In case of breaking user-space applications, it modifies this boot option after
>> it decides how much memory should be reserved.
>> On different arch, the threshold and reserved memory size is different. Please
>> refer patch 8/8 which contains an update for the documentation.
>> Patch 1/8 implements shrinking reserved memory at run-time, which is useful
>> when more than enough memory is reserved automatically.
>> Note: This patchset was only tested on x86_64 with differernt memory sizes.
> I'd prefer that this change had been runtime tested on ia64 and powerpc
> and has had some quality review from relevant developers of those
> Looking at the cc's, I'm not sure that the powerpc guys even know about
> this work?
Ok, let me try to find some ppc and ia64 machines in the company.. ;)
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