RE: 'kexec -l' problem at IA64 SN

From: Zou, Nanhai <nanhai.zou_at_intel.com>
Date: 2006-11-14 12:11:44
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-ia64-owner@vger.kernel.org
> [mailto:linux-ia64-owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Jay Lan
> Sent: 20061114 8:57
> To: fastboot
> Cc: Linux-IA64
> Subject: 'kexec -l' problem at IA64 SN
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I finally got time to work on 'kexec -l' problem at SGI box.
> The 'kexec -l' always failed on "Invalid memory segment".
> I am using these patches:
>   kexec-tools-1.101-kdump10.patch
>   kexec-tools-1.101-ia64-kdump10-efi-boot.patch
>   clone-ia64_boot_param-kdump10.patch
>   fix-paddr-vmcore-ELF
>   kexec-ia64-reset-vga (a special workaround from Nanhai to
>                         handle vga i/o issue)
> Note that 'kexec -p' worked fine for me.
> 
> It would try to add memory segment 0x4000000 - 0x4997fff,
> but failed in valid_memory_range() check.
> 
> It was the first segment it tried to load.
> 
> The kexec_info struct showed:
> (gdb) p *(struct kexec_info *)0x607fffffffa0b338
> $2 = {segment = 0x0, nr_segments = 0, entry = 0x0, rhdr = {ei_class = 0,
>     ei_data = 0, e_type = 0, e_machine = 0, e_version = 0, e_flags = 0,
>     e_phnum = 0, e_shnum = 0, e_shstrndx = 0, e_entry = 0, e_phoff = 0,
>     e_shoff = 0, e_notenum = 0, e_phdr = 0x0, e_shdr = 0x0, e_note = 0x0,
>     rel_addr = 0, rel_size = 0}, backup_start = 0, kexec_flags = 0}
> 
> 
> and, the mem_phdr struct showed:
> (gdb) p *(struct mem_phdr *) 0x6000000000014e20
> $4 = {p_paddr = 67108864, p_vaddr = 11529215050363437056,
>   p_filesz = 10000768, p_memsz = 10000768, p_offset = 65536,
>   p_data = 0x2000000000338010 "\004\200", p_type = 1, p_flags = 7,
>   p_align = 65536}
> (gdb)
> 
> The 'base' variable in elf_exec_load() at the time of calling
> add_segment() was 0.
> 
> Where did it go wrong? The phdr->p_paddr? The base? It was off
> by 0x3000000000. It needs adjustment, but where in the code and
> which value?
> 
> The 'kexec -p' worked fine.
> 
> Thanks,
>  - jay
> 
> 
> 
Hi,
 Kexec -l is still using the entry value of vmlinux while kexec -p can  float it's loading address according to /proc/iomem.

I will provide a patch to kexec-tools later to fix it.
Thanks
Zou Nan hai
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