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From: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
To: Chen Zhou <chenzhou10@huawei.com>
Cc: will@kernel.org, james.morse@arm.com, tglx@linutronix.de,
	mingo@redhat.com, dyoung@redhat.com, bhe@redhat.com,
	corbet@lwn.net, John.P.donnelly@oracle.com,
	prabhakar.pkin@gmail.com, bhsharma@redhat.com,
	horms@verge.net.au, robh+dt@kernel.org, arnd@arndb.de,
	nsaenzjulienne@suse.de, linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, kexec@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org, guohanjun@huawei.com,
	xiexiuqi@huawei.com, huawei.libin@huawei.com,
	wangkefeng.wang@huawei.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v11 5/5] kdump: update Documentation about crashkernel
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 18:13:42 +0100
Message-ID: <20200902171341.GC16673@gaia> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200801130856.86625-6-chenzhou10@huawei.com>

On Sat, Aug 01, 2020 at 09:08:56PM +0800, Chen Zhou wrote:
> diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/kdump/kdump.rst
> index 2da65fef2a1c..4b58f97351d5 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=X" 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 you really have to reserve memory from specified
> +   start address X.
>  
>     On ppc64, use "crashkernel=128M@32M".
>  
> @@ -316,8 +324,15 @@ 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
> -   the kernel, X if explicitly specified, must be aligned to 2MiB (0x200000).
> +   On arm64, use "crashkernel=X" to try low allocation in ZONE_DMA, and
> +   fall back to high allocation if it fails. And go for high allocation
> +   directly if the required size is too large. If crash_base is outside

I wouldn't mention crash_base in the admin guide. That's an
implementation detail really and admins are not supposed to read the
source code to make sense of the documentation. ZONE_DMA is also a
kernel internal, so you'd need to define what it is for arm64. At least
the DMA and DMA32 zones are printed during kernel boot.

> +   ZONE_DMA, try to allocate at least 256M in ZONE_DMA automatically.
> +   "crashkernel=Y,low" can be used to allocate specified size low memory.
> +   For non-RPi4 platforms, change ZONE_DMA memtioned above to ZONE_DMA32.
> +   Use "crashkernel=Y@X" if you really have to reserve memory from
> +   specified start address X. Note that the start address of the kernel,
> +   X if explicitly specified, must be aligned to 2MiB (0x200000).

-- 
Catalin

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Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-01 13:08 [PATCH v11 0/5] support reserving crashkernel above 4G on arm64 kdump Chen Zhou
2020-08-01 13:08 ` [PATCH v11 1/5] arm64: kdump: add macro CRASH_ALIGN and CRASH_ADDR_LOW_MAX Chen Zhou
2020-08-01 13:08 ` [PATCH v11 2/5] x86: kdump: move reserve_crashkernel_low() into crash_core.c Chen Zhou
2020-08-06 13:36   ` Ingo Molnar
2020-09-01 16:50     ` Catalin Marinas
2020-08-08  9:59   ` Dave Young
2020-08-01 13:08 ` [PATCH v11 3/5] arm64: kdump: reimplement crashkernel=X Chen Zhou
2020-09-02 17:09   ` Catalin Marinas
2020-09-03 11:26     ` chenzhou
2020-09-03 13:18       ` chenzhou
2020-09-04  3:04       ` Dave Young
2020-09-04  3:10         ` Dave Young
2020-09-04  4:02           ` chenzhou
2020-09-04  4:16             ` Dave Young
2020-09-04  6:39               ` chenzhou
2020-08-01 13:08 ` [PATCH v11 4/5] arm64: kdump: add memory for devices by DT property linux,usable-memory-range Chen Zhou
2020-08-01 13:08 ` [PATCH v11 5/5] kdump: update Documentation about crashkernel Chen Zhou
2020-08-08 10:02   ` Dave Young
2020-08-10  3:28     ` chenzhou
2020-08-10  5:59       ` Dave Young
2020-08-10  6:03       ` Dave Young
2020-08-18  7:07         ` chenzhou
2020-08-19 12:03           ` Dave Young
2020-08-28  1:59             ` chenzhou
2020-09-01 17:13           ` Catalin Marinas
2020-09-02 16:42           ` Catalin Marinas
2020-09-02 17:13   ` Catalin Marinas [this message]
2020-09-03 11:56     ` chenzhou
2020-08-06 11:37 ` [PATCH v11 0/5] support reserving crashkernel above 4G on arm64 kdump Dave Young

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