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Re: kexec - not happening on mipsel?

To: Andrew Sharp <>
Subject: Re: kexec - not happening on mipsel?
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 13:35:30 +0100
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On Wed, Aug 08, 2007 at 06:41:20PM -0700, Andrew Sharp wrote:

> > We could sure make use of kexec for quick reboots (it bloody takes
> > forever for the PROM to set up ECC memory).  The config option is in
> > Kconfig; I haven't checked the kernel source.  But the userspace
> > package kexec-tools barfs on the mipsel arch in configure.
> Answering my own question on this part at least, it didn't take long to
> find this patch, so we'll see how that goes.
> > Is anybody using this on MIPS?  Do the kernel portions work for
> > anyone?

I recently noticed the kernel part was fairly broken, did (if ever) only
work for 32-bit machines.  I fixed what I could but I don't have the
necessary test setup.  See;a=commit;h=bb73f9d8ee3133800da546832ca7f09d3f27695e


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