Re: [RFC][PATCH] Replace a function call chain ofkmsg_dump(KMSG_DUMP_KEXEC) with static function calls

From: Matthew Garrett
Date: Sat Jul 16 2011 - 16:28:14 EST

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 01:11:47PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:

> Without some real understanding of what is going on I'm not inclined
> to meet any of this half way and summarily reject every change to
> the kexec on panic code path.

There are platforms that simply refuse to correctly function with a 1:1
physical/virtual mapping. But that's not the point here - this patch
simply hardcodes saving dmesg to an EFI variable rather than using
kmsg_dump and pstore in order to avoid handling the locking, and does
nothing whatsoever to change the amount of EFI code involved.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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