[PATCH] ramoops appears geared to not support ARM
From: Bryan Freed
Date: Fri Oct 28 2011 - 19:22:42 EST
I had some difficulty in getting ramoops to work on our ARM systems.
The driver maps memory with ioremap() which is supposed to map IO memory,
not physical RAM. This happens to work on x86 and apparently some other
architectures, but it does not work on ARM.
Specifically, I see this comment in __arm_ioremap_pfn_caller():
Don't allow RAM to be mapped - this causes problems with ARMv6+
So here is a patch that hacks around the issue using page_is_ram() to
differentiate between the two.
Am I missing something here?
Is ramoops working on any ARM systems yet, and I am just doing something wrong?
My ARM platform reserves a section of RAM for use by ramoops, but it is still
mapped along with the rest of main memory. This is so /dev/mem can find it
On x86, I see our BIOS reserves the memory so that it is not counted as main
memory, and it is not mapped until ramoops ioremaps it.
Bryan Freed (1):
ramoops: Add support for ARM systems.
drivers/char/ramoops.c | 67 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
1 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
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