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Re: kexec on SMP mips64?

To: "Chris Friesen" <cfriesen@nortel.com>
Subject: Re: kexec on SMP mips64?
From: Nicolas Schichan <nschichan@freebox.fr>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 13:21:43 +0100
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On Thursday 31 January 2008 19:25:10 you wrote:

Hi,

> We're starting work on an embedded highly-available product using dual
> Octeon cpus, and I'm looking into the possibility of using kexec/kdump
> as a "flight recorder" to dump fault information to a persistant storage
> location.
>
> I saw the patch adding initial support for kexec, but I was curious
> about the current status.  Is anyone using kexec for mips64 SMP systems?
>   Is it known to be broken?  I'm just trying to get a feel for how much
> work might be involved.

The code used to work on the 32bit mips board I have access to, but as far as 
I know it has not been tested on 64bit. I have not tested it on SMP, but 
chances are that kexec on mips is broken here too.

Regards,

-- 
Nicolas Schichan

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