[PATCH 0/10] Kdump Update i386/x86_64

From: Vivek Goyal
Date: Thu Nov 17 2005 - 08:13:21 EST


Following set of patches is an update to kdump on i386 and x86_64. Changes
arises mainly due to review comments received during last posting of
kdump for x86_64.

Vivek Goyal:
- i386 save ss esp bug fix
- dynamic per cpu allocation of memory for saving cpu registers
- export per cpu crash notes pointer through sysfs
- save registers early (inline functions)

Murali M:
- x86_64 add memmmap command line option
- x86_64 add elfcorehdr command line option
- x86_64 kexec on panic
- x86_64 save cpu registers upon crash

Rachita Kothiyal:
- read previous kernel's memory
- kexec increase max segment limit

This set of patches has been tested on i386 and em64t x86_64 machine. Crash
dumps can be captured and opened using gdb and crash-4.0-2.12.

Corresponding kexec-tools patches are being posted in a separate set
on fastboot mailing list.

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