Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 00/11] xen: Initial kexec/kdumpimplementation

From: Jan Beulich
Date: Thu Jan 03 2013 - 04:31:20 EST

>>> On 02.01.13 at 12:26, Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 27/12/12 18:02, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> It probably make sense to split them apart a little even.
> Thinking about this split, there might be a way to simply it even more.
> /sbin/kexec can load the "Xen" crash kernel itself by issuing hypercalls
> using /dev/xen/privcmd. This would remove the need for the dom0 kernel
> to distinguish between loading a crash kernel for itself and loading a
> kernel for Xen.
> Or is this just a silly idea complicating the matter?

I don't think so (and suggested that before as a response to an
earlier submission of this patch set), and it would make most of
the discussion here mute.


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