RE: [PATCH] kexec on ia64

From: Khalid Aziz <>
Date: 2004-11-17 04:28:27
I have noticed that on x86, trimming memory with "mem=" has no effect on
RAM reported by /proc/iomem. I assume we want the same behavior on ia64.
This would mean we definitely need to save an untrimmed EFI memory map.


On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 15:03, David Mosberger wrote:
> >>>>> On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 13:15:25 -0800, "Luck, Tony" <> said:
>   Tony> You can add your own new requirement to not modify the
>   Tony> original EFI tables so that they can be re-scanned by a new
>   Tony> kernel after kexec (new kernel might have a different granule
>   Tony> size).
> That certainly would be the right way to go about it.  It would also
> make it less likely that something else might get confused when
> changing the memory map underneath it.
> 	--david

Khalid Aziz                                Linux and Open Source Lab
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