[v6,30/36] powerpc/fadump: update documentation about CONFIG_PRESERVE_FA_DUMP
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Message ID 156821377195.5656.15840065629705958324.stgit@hbathini.in.ibm.com
State Accepted
Commit 58cf055df47bb115e7c1533eec2a8f66639b80e3
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  • Add FADump support on PowerNV platform
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Hari Bathini Sept. 11, 2019, 2:56 p.m. UTC
Kernel config option CONFIG_PRESERVE_FA_DUMP is introduced to ensure
crash data, from previously crash'ed kernel, is preserved. Update
documentation with this details.

Signed-off-by: Hari Bathini <hbathini@linux.ibm.com>

* No changes in v6.

 Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.rst |    9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.rst b/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.rst
index ab578ac..08a9b5e 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.rst
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.rst
@@ -101,6 +101,15 @@  or later firmware versions on PowerNV (OPAL) platform.
 Note that, OPAL firmware exports ibm,opal/dump node when
 FADump is supported on PowerNV platform.
+On OPAL based machines, system first boots into an intermittent
+kernel (referred to as petitboot kernel) before booting into the
+capture kernel. This kernel would have minimal kernel and/or
+userspace support to process crash data. Such kernel needs to
+preserve previously crash'ed kernel's memory for the subsequent
+capture kernel boot to process this crash data. Kernel config
+option CONFIG_PRESERVE_FA_DUMP has to be enabled on such kernel
+to ensure that crash data is preserved to process later.
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