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Re: [Xen-ia64-devel] [patch 00/16] Kexec v20080125 - xen

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Subject: Re: [Xen-ia64-devel] [patch 00/16] Kexec v20080125 - xen
From: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:13:44 +1100
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On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 06:43:02PM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 05:19:58PM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> [snip]
> > Testing:
> > 
> > This code has been tested on an HP rx2620 and a Tiger 4
> > (n.b I usually use a Tiger 2).
> > 
> > Problems:
> > 
> > Kexecing from Xen -> Xen has been the major focus and that seems to work.
> > In testing just before the release I noticed that both Kexec Xen -> Linux
> > and Kdump (Xen -> Linux) seem to get stuck in purgatory - I hate it when
> > that happens! I will investigate this problem.
> I have looked a little further into this. Using 2.4.23 everything seems
> fine. Usuing the latest git, everything is not fine. I'll do a bisection
> to isolate the problem. But I'll be at Linux.Conf.Au next week,
> so I don't expect to make any progress during that time.

It seems that my pesimism was misplaced. I had some problems
with my settings for the serial console, but I have now
tested 2.4.23, 2.4.24 and a few days ago's linus tree
(91525300baf162e83e923b09ca286f9205e21522) and they all
seem to be able to do Xen->Linux kexecs as well as Xen->Xen.

Tests were performed against an HP 2620 and Tiger 4.

Horms -> Melbourne Edition

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