Re: [rfc] Merge kexec-tools into the kernel tree

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Wed Aug 04 2010 - 03:34:40 EST

Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Hi,
> After all the excitement of relocating kexec-tools from
> one location on to another last week it was
> suggested to me by Michael Neuling that the merging
> kexec-tools into the kernel tree would be a good idea.
> Given that there have been a bunch of issues with kexec
> on power that this would resolve. and there is precedence
> for tools in the kernel tree, this sounds entirely reasonable to me.
> So with my kexec-tools maintainer hat on, I would like to start
> a conversation about this.

What are the issues with kexec on power? Did someone fail to maintain
ABI compatibility?

The interface isn't even supposed to be linux specific, so I can't
imagine what would motivate moving this into the kernel tree.

I'm afraid that someone has a good answer for why their lives would be
simpler if /sbin/kexec was in the kernel tree and I will be absolutely
horrified and about someones stupidity when I hear that answer.

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