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From: Chen Zhou <chenzhou10@huawei.com>
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Subject: [PATCH v10 5/5] kdump: update Documentation about crashkernel on arm64
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 11:58:16 +0800
Message-ID: <20200703035816.31289-6-chenzhou10@huawei.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200703035816.31289-1-chenzhou10@huawei.com>

Now we support crashkernel=X,[low] on arm64, update the Documentation.
We could use parameters "crashkernel=X crashkernel=Y,low" to reserve
memory above 4G.

Signed-off-by: Chen Zhou <chenzhou10@huawei.com>
Tested-by: John Donnelly <John.p.donnelly@oracle.com>
Tested-by: Prabhakar Kushwaha <pkushwaha@marvell.com>
---
 Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst       | 14 ++++++++++++--
 Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 17 +++++++++++++++--
 2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
index 2da65fef2a1c..e80fc9e28a9a 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
@@ -299,7 +299,15 @@ Boot into System Kernel
    "crashkernel=64M@16M" tells the system kernel to reserve 64 MB of memory
    starting at physical address 0x01000000 (16MB) for the dump-capture kernel.
 
-   On x86 and x86_64, use "crashkernel=64M@16M".
+   On x86 use "crashkernel=64M@16M".
+
+   On x86_64, use "crashkernel=Y" to select a region under 4G first, and
+   fall back to reserve region above 4G.
+   We can also use "crashkernel=X,high" to select a region above 4G, which
+   also tries to allocate at least 256M below 4G automatically and
+   "crashkernel=Y,low" can be used to allocate specified size low memory.
+   Use "crashkernel=Y@X" if we really have to reserve memory from specified
+   start address X.
 
    On ppc64, use "crashkernel=128M@32M".
 
@@ -316,8 +324,10 @@ Boot into System Kernel
    kernel will automatically locate the crash kernel image within the
    first 512MB of RAM if X is not given.
 
-   On arm64, use "crashkernel=Y[@X]".  Note that the start address of
+   On arm64, use "crashkernel=Y[@X]". Note that the start address of
    the kernel, X if explicitly specified, must be aligned to 2MiB (0x200000).
+   If crashkernel=Z,low is specified simultaneously, reserve spcified size
+   low memory firstly and then reserve memory above 4G.
 
 Load the Dump-capture Kernel
 ============================
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index fb95fad81c79..58a731eed011 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -722,6 +722,9 @@
 			[KNL, x86_64] select a region under 4G first, and
 			fall back to reserve region above 4G when '@offset'
 			hasn't been specified.
+			[KNL, arm64] If crashkernel=X,low is specified, reserve
+			spcified size low memory firstly, and then reserve memory
+			above 4G.
 			See Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst for further details.
 
 	crashkernel=range1:size1[,range2:size2,...][@offset]
@@ -746,13 +749,23 @@
 			requires at least 64M+32K low memory, also enough extra
 			low memory is needed to make sure DMA buffers for 32-bit
 			devices won't run out. Kernel would try to allocate at
-			at least 256M below 4G automatically.
+			least 256M below 4G automatically.
 			This one let user to specify own low range under 4G
 			for second kernel instead.
 			0: to disable low allocation.
 			It will be ignored when crashkernel=X,high is not used
 			or memory reserved is below 4G.
-
+			[KNL, arm64] range under 4G.
+			This one let user to specify own low range under 4G
+			for crash dump kernel instead.
+			Be different from x86_64, kernel reserves specified size
+			physical memory region only when this parameter is specified
+			instead of trying to reserve at least 256M below 4G
+			automatically.
+			Use this parameter along with crashkernel=X when we want
+			to reserve crashkernel above 4G. If there are devices
+			need to use ZONE_DMA in crash dump kernel, it is also
+			a good choice.
 	cryptomgr.notests
 			[KNL] Disable crypto self-tests
 
-- 
2.20.1


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Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-03  3:58 [PATCH v10 0/5] support reserving crashkernel above 4G on arm64 kdump Chen Zhou
2020-07-03  3:58 ` [PATCH v10 1/5] x86: kdump: move reserve_crashkernel_low() into crash_core.c Chen Zhou
2020-07-03  3:58 ` [PATCH v10 2/5] arm64: kdump: reserve crashkenel above 4G for crash dump kernel Chen Zhou
2020-07-03  3:58 ` [PATCH v10 3/5] arm64: kdump: add memory for devices by DT property linux,usable-memory-range Chen Zhou
2020-07-03  3:58 ` [PATCH v10 4/5] arm64: kdump: fix kdump broken with ZONE_DMA reintroduced Chen Zhou
2020-07-27 17:30   ` Catalin Marinas
2020-07-29  3:52     ` chenzhou
2020-07-29 11:58       ` Catalin Marinas
2020-07-29 14:14         ` chenzhou
2020-07-29 15:20           ` Catalin Marinas
2020-07-30  8:22             ` chenzhou
2020-07-03  3:58 ` Chen Zhou [this message]
2020-07-03  4:46   ` [PATCH v10 5/5] kdump: update Documentation about crashkernel on arm64 Dave Young
2020-07-03  4:50     ` Dave Young
2020-07-03  9:11       ` Dave Young
2020-07-03  7:26 ` [PATCH v10 0/5] support reserving crashkernel above 4G on arm64 kdump Bhupesh Sharma
2020-07-03  8:38   ` chenzhou
2020-07-27 12:38     ` John Donnelly

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