[PATCH v4 20/25] powerpc/fadump: update documentation about CONFIG_PRESERVE_FA_DUMP

Hari Bathini hbathini at linux.ibm.com
Tue Jul 16 21:34:23 AEST 2019

Kernel config option CONFIG_PRESERVE_FA_DUMP is introduced to ensure
crash data, from previously crash'ed kernel, is preserved. Update
documentation with this details.

Signed-off-by: Hari Bathini <hbathini at linux.ibm.com>
 Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.txt |    9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.txt
index cd48776..373a9fb 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.txt
@@ -98,6 +98,15 @@ firmware versions on PSeries (PowerVM) platform and Power9
 and above systems with recent firmware versions on PowerNV
 (OPAL) platform.
+On OPAL based machines, system first boots into an intermittent
+kernel (referred to as petitboot kernel) before booting into the
+capture kernel. This kernel would have minimal kernel and/or
+userspace support to process crash data. Such kernel needs to
+preserve previously crash'ed kernel's memory for the subsequent
+capture kernel boot to process this crash data. Kernel config
+option CONFIG_PRESERVE_FA_DUMP has to be enabled on such kernel
+to ensure that crash data is preserved to process later.
 Implementation details:

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