Re: [Fastboot] [CFT] ELF Relocatable x86 and x86_64 bzImages

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Sat Aug 12 2006 - 03:21:39 EST

Don Zickus <dzickus@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>> >>
>> >> I'm a little disappointed but at this point it isn't a great surprise,
>> >> the code is early yet and hasn't had much testing or attention.
>> >> I wonder if I have missed something else silly.
>> >>
>> >> As for testing, can you use plain kexec to load the kernel at a
>> >> different address? I'm curious to know if it is something related
>> >> to the kexec on panic path or if it is just running at a different
>> >> location that is the problem.
>> >
> I think I have found the 'something silly'. Here is a patch that allows
> our Dell em64t boxes to boot. This change matches the original code. The
> main difference that caused the problems was the setting of _PAGE_NX bit.
> This caused issues in early_io_remap().
> Thanks to Larry Woodman for debugging this.

This looks like a different one but looks fairly sane.

Do you know what code had problems having _PAGE_NX set.
What are we doing with early_ioremap the requires execute
permissions. It doesn't sound right that we would need

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