Re: [PATCH v1 0/2] x86, apic: Disable BSP if boot cpu is AP

From: Michael Holzheu
Date: Mon Oct 22 2012 - 13:10:13 EST

On Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:17:53 -0400
Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 12:20:54PM +0900, HATAYAMA Daisuke wrote:
> I am skeptical that this approach is going to fly in practice. Dumping
> huge images, processing and transferring these is not very practical.
> So I would rather narrow down the problem on a running system and take
> filtered dump of appropriate component where I suspect the problem is.
> [..]
> > > capability was the primary reason that s390 also wants to support
> > > kdump otherwise there firmware dumping mechanism was working just
> > > fine.
> > >
> >
> > I don't know s390 firmware dumping mechanism at all, but is it
> > possble for s390 to filter crash dump even on firmware dumping
> > mechanism?
> AFAIK, s390 dump mechanism could not filter dump and tha's the reason
> they wanted to support kdump and /proc/vmcore so that makedumpfile
> could filter it. I am CCing Michael Holzheu, who did the s390 kdump
> work. He can tell it better.

Correct. The other s390 dump mechanisms (stand-alone and hypervisor
dump) are not able to do filtering and therefore the handling of large
dumps has been a problem for us.

This was one of the main reasons to implement kdump on s390.


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