Re: [PATCH] arm64:kexec: have own crash_smp_send_stop() for crash dump for nonpanic cores
From: Hoeun Ryu
Date: Fri Aug 04 2017 - 09:33:59 EST
> On 4 Aug 2017, at 8:43 PM, AKASHI Takahiro <takahiro.akashi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 11:38:16AM +0100, James Morse wrote:
>> Hi Hoeun,
>>> On 04/08/17 08:02, Hoeun Ryu wrote:
>>> Commit 0ee5941 : (x86/panic: replace smp_send_stop() with kdump friendly
>>> version in panic path) introduced crash_smp_send_stop() which is a weak
>>> function and can be overriden by architecture codes to fix the side effect
>>> caused by commit f06e515 : (kernel/panic.c: add "crash_kexec_post_
>>> notifiers" option).
>> If I've understood correctly: if we boot with this option core code doesn't use
>> our machine_crash_shutdown(), and instead calls crash_smp_send_stop(), which we
> No. Machine_crash_shutdown() is always called, but at that time,
> all the cpus other than the crashing cpu have already died in this case.
>> don't have, so it uses the default smp_send_stop(), which doesn't save the regs.
>> Thanks for catching this!
>> Could we rename smp_send_crash_stop() crash_smp_send_stop() and add the
>> called-twice logic there? They are similar enough that I'm getting them muddled
I'll reflect it in v2.
Thank you for the review.
> -Takahiro AKASHI
>>> ARM64 architecture uses the weak version function and the problem is that
>>> the weak function simply calls smp_send_stop() which makes other CPUs
>>> offline and takes away the chance to save crash information for nonpanic
>>> CPUs in machine_crash_shutdown() when crash_kexec_post_notifiers kernel
>>> option is enabled.
>>> Calling smp_send_crash_stop() in the function is useless because all
>>> nonpanic CPUs are already offline by smp_send_stop() in this case and
>>> smp_send_crash_stop() only works against online CPUs.
>>> The result is that /proc/vmcore is not available with the error messages;
>>> "Warning: Zero PT_NOTE entries found", "Kdump: vmcore not initialized".
>>> crash_smp_send_stop() is implemented for ARM64 architecture to fix this
>>> problem and the function (strong symbol version) saves crash information
>>> for nonpanic CPUs using smp_send_crash_stop() and machine_crash_shutdown()
>>> tries to save crash information for nonpanic CPUs only when
>>> crash_kexec_post_notifiers kernel option is disabled.