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authorMichael Ellerman <>2008-05-01 04:34:49 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2008-05-01 08:04:00 -0700
commitbe089d79c46f5efa77fbdf03c5e576e220bf143f (patch)
tree4aee7d61812806d797b60fe6b8f4987dcc03c011 /Documentation
parentc85d194bfd2e36c5254b8058c1f35cfce0dfa10a (diff)
kexec: make extended crashkernel= syntax less confusing
The extended crashkernel syntax is a little confusing in the way it handles ranges. eg: crashkernel=512M-2G:64M,2G-:128M Means if the machine has between 512M and 2G of memory the crash region should be 64M, and if the machine has 2G of memory the region should be 64M. Only if the machine has more than 2G memory will 128M be allocated. Although that semantic is correct, it is somewhat baffling. Instead I propose that the end of the range means the first address past the end of the range, ie: 512M up to but not including 2G. [ clarify inclusive/exclusive in crashkernel commandline in documentation] Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <> Acked-by: Bernhard Walle <> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <> Cc: Simon Horman <> Signed-off-by: Bernhard Walle <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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1 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt b/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
index d0ac72cc19ff..b8e52c0355d3 100644
--- a/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt
@@ -245,6 +245,8 @@ The syntax is:
+ 'start' is inclusive and 'end' is exclusive.
For example:
@@ -253,10 +255,11 @@ This would mean:
1) if the RAM is smaller than 512M, then don't reserve anything
(this is the "rescue" case)
- 2) if the RAM size is between 512M and 2G, then reserve 64M
+ 2) if the RAM size is between 512M and 2G (exclusive), then reserve 64M
3) if the RAM size is larger than 2G, then reserve 128M
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