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Re: patch like kexec for MIPS possible?

To: Stanislaw Skowronek <sskowron@ET.PUT.Poznan.PL>
Subject: Re: patch like kexec for MIPS possible?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 15:56:49 +0000
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On Sat, Feb 05, 2005 at 08:26:04PM +0100, Stanislaw Skowronek wrote:

> > Frankly, I don't see what kexec is good for. Who else besides
> > kernel developers would need to reboot a machine continuously?
> 
> Yeah. And, speaking from experience, it is often caused by the hardware
> entering such an invalid state that requires a hard reset anyway.

I guess only the big iron fraction among us will really be missing
something like kexec - firmware reinitialization may take minutes on that
calibre of system so being able to get around that would be a good thing.

  Ralf

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