Re: [PATCH] crash_core, vmcoreinfo: Append 'SECTION_SIZE_BITS' to vmcoreinfo
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Jun 08 2021 - 17:14:14 EST
On Tue, 8 Jun 2021 22:24:32 +0800 Baoquan He <bhe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 06/08/21 at 06:33am, Pingfan Liu wrote:
> > As mentioned in kernel commit 1d50e5d0c505 ("crash_core, vmcoreinfo:
> > Append 'MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS' to vmcoreinfo"), SECTION_SIZE_BITS in the
> > formula:
> > #define SECTIONS_SHIFT (MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS - SECTION_SIZE_BITS)
> > Besides SECTIONS_SHIFT, SECTION_SIZE_BITS is also used to calculate
> > PAGES_PER_SECTION in makedumpfile just like kernel.
> > Unfortunately, this arch-dependent macro SECTION_SIZE_BITS changes, e.g.
> > recently in kernel commit f0b13ee23241 ("arm64/sparsemem: reduce
> > SECTION_SIZE_BITS"). But user space wants a stable interface to get this
> > info. Such info is impossible to be deduced from a crashdump vmcore.
> > Hence append SECTION_SIZE_BITS to vmcoreinfo.
> Add the discussion of the original thread in kexec ML for reference:
I added a Link: for this.
> This looks good to me.
> Acked-by: Baoquan He <bhe@xxxxxxxxxx>
I'm thinking we should backport this at least to Fixes:f0b13ee23241.
But perhaps it's simpler to just backport it as far as possible, so I
added a bare cc:stable with no Fixes:. Thoughts?