[PATCH v3 3/9] kexec_file: Factor out kexec_locate_mem_hole from kexec_add_buffer.
dyoung at redhat.com
Fri Jul 1 07:37:25 AEST 2016
On 06/30/16 at 01:08pm, Thiago Jung Bauermann wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 30 Juni 2016, 11:41:19 schrieb Dave Young:
> > On 06/29/16 at 06:09pm, Thiago Jung Bauermann wrote:
> > > Am Mittwoch, 29 Juni 2016, 15:45:18 schrieb Dave Young:
> > > > On 06/28/16 at 07:18pm, Thiago Jung Bauermann wrote:
> > > > > Am Dienstag, 28 Juni 2016, 15:20:55 schrieb Dave Young:
> > > > > > On 06/27/16 at 04:21pm, Dave Young wrote:
> > > > It looks good except one nitpick inline..
> > > >
> > > > > +/**
> > > > > + * kexec_locate_mem_hole - find free memory to load segment or use
> > > > > in
> > > > > purgatory
> > > >
> > > > It is not necessary to use only for purgatory load..
> > >
> > > Ok, what about this?
> > >
> > > /**
> > >
> > > * kexec_locate_mem_hole - find free memory in a given kimage.
> > Hmm, a given kimage sounds not correct, I can not get a better way to
> > describe it. How about below with a little change to your previous one:
> > kexec_locate_mem_hole - find a free chunk of memory to load kexec segment.
> > In powerpc the memory chunk can also be used for the purgatory stack.
> That describes what the memory currently is used for. If powerpc or any
> other architecture starts to use the memory for something else, this comment
> would need to be updated. :-)
> What the function really does is find free memory in the physical address
> space after the currently running kernel hands over control to whatever runs
> next. What that memory is used for is decided by the caller of the function.
> Since (at least for now), the only things that run next are the purgatory
> and the next kernel, what about this?
> kexec_locate_mem_hole - find free memory for the purgatory or the next
Ok, I'm fine with above version.
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