Re: [PATCH 2/2] [IA64] Add phys_efi command line option

From: Horms <horms_at_verge.net.au>
Date: 2007-02-09 11:41:37
On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 01:48:56PM -0800, Jay Lan wrote:
> Horms wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am resending this patch, which builds on the patch sent earlier
> > in this thread to allow physical mode SAL/EFI to work.
> > 
> 
> Hi Horms,
> 
> Do you plan to introduce this new option as a default to kexec in non-
> Linux<->Xen kexec situations? We are concerned because physical mode
> SAL/EFI calls do not currently work on SN platform.

So far the only way that I know to make Linux<->Xen and Xen<->Linux
Linux kexec/kdump transitions work is to use this phys_efi technique.
I realise that it doesn't work on SN. But it does seem to me that
a solution that works on some platforms (e.g. Tiger) is better than
no solution at all.

I'm not planing to have kexec set this flag under you nose or anything
like that. But rather to allow people (who's platform's support it) to
use it. 

-- 
Horms
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