[PATCH V4] powerpc/prom: Export device tree physical address via proc

Matthew McClintock msm at freescale.com
Fri Jul 16 01:19:19 EST 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 00:21 -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Matthew McClintock
> <msm at freescale.com> wrote:
> > To build a proper flat device tree for kexec we need to know which
> > memreserve region was used for the device tree for the currently
> > running kernel, so we can remove it and replace it with the new
> > memreserve for the kexec'ed kernel
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Matthew McClintock <msm at freescale.com>
> Hi Matthew.
> I don't understand.  Why does userspace need to know about the old
> memreserve sections?  Doesn't kexec tear down all of the old
> allocations anyway?  How are they relevant for constructing the dtb
> for the kexec kernel?  I'll need a lot more details before I consider
> merging this.
> Also, please cc: me and Ben Herrenschmidt on powerpc related device
> tree changes.
> Cheers,
> g. 


Thanks for taking a look. My first thought was to just blow away all the
memreserve regions and start over. But, there are reserve regions for
other things that I might not want to blow away. For example, on mpc85xx
SMP systems we have an additional reserve region for our boot page. 

There is already precedence for exporting the initrd physical addresses
in the same fashion, which is mostly why I took this route. So instead I
just choose to find and replace the device tree and initrd reserve

I'm open to other ideas, just let me know. 


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