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Re: patch like kexec for MIPS possible?

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: patch like kexec for MIPS possible?
From: Stanislaw Skowronek <sskowron@ET.PUT.Poznan.PL>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 17:11:53 +0100 (MET)
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
In-reply-to: <20050206155649.GA11452@linux-mips.org>
Original-recipient: rfc822;linux-mips@linux-mips.org
Sender: linux-mips-bounce@linux-mips.org
> > 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.

Well, a firmware reinitialization on my Octane (the old one) takes
minutes. Still, the kernel requires the hardware to be initalized by PROM
(just like on Origins, really) so kexec is of no help here.

Stanislaw



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