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Date:	Mon, 7 Feb 2011 13:30:54 +0200
From:	"Ahmed S. Darwish" <darwish.07@...il.com>
To:	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...otime.net>
Cc:	Simon Horman <horms@...ge.net.au>, Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@...hat.com>,
	Haren Myneni <hbabu@...ibm.com>,
	Eric Biederman <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
	kexec@...ts.infradead.org, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-doc@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH v2 -next] Documentation: Improve crashkernel= description


Had to explore two C code files to make sense of the 'crashkernel='
kernel parameter values.  Improve the situation.

Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <darwish.07@...il.com>
---

diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 89835a4..5ad9980 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -545,9 +545,12 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
 			Format:
 			<first_slot>,<last_slot>,<port>,<enum_bit>[,<debug>]
 
-	crashkernel=nn[KMG]@...KMG]
-			[KNL] Reserve a chunk of physical memory to
-			hold a kernel to switch to with kexec on panic.
+	crashkernel=size[KMG][@...set[KMG]]
+			[KNL] Using kexec, Linux can switch to a 'crash kernel'
+			upon panic. This parameter reserves the physical
+			memory region [offset, offset + size] for that kernel
+			image. If '@...set' is omitted, then a suitable offset
+			is selected automatically.
 
 	crashkernel=range1:size1[,range2:size2,...][@...set]
 			[KNL] Same as above, but depends on the memory

-- 
Darwish
http://darwish.07.googlepages.com
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