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Date:	Tue, 14 Nov 2006 17:08:55 +0100 (CET)
From:	Andi Kleen <>
To:	Magnus Damm <>,,
Subject: [PATCH for 2.6.19] [5/9] x86_64: setup saved_max_pfn correctly (kdump)

From: Magnus Damm <>
x86_64: setup saved_max_pfn correctly

2.6.19-rc4 has broken CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP support on x86_64. It is impossible 
to read out the kernel contents from /proc/vmcore because saved_max_pfn is set
to zero instead of the max_pfn value before the user map is setup.

This happens because saved_max_pfn is initialized at parse_early_param() time,
and at this time no active regions have been registered. save_max_pfn is setup
from e820_end_of_ram(), more exact find_max_pfn_with_active_regions() which
returns 0 because no regions exist.

This patch fixes this by registering before and removing after the call
to e820_end_of_ram().

Signed-off-by: Magnus Damm <>
Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>


 Applies to 2.6.19-rc4.

 arch/x86_64/kernel/e820.c |    2 ++
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+)

Index: linux/arch/x86_64/kernel/e820.c
--- linux.orig/arch/x86_64/kernel/e820.c
+++ linux/arch/x86_64/kernel/e820.c
@@ -594,7 +594,9 @@ static int __init parse_memmap_opt(char 
 		 * size before original memory map is
 		 * reset.
+		e820_register_active_regions(0, 0, -1UL);
 		saved_max_pfn = e820_end_of_ram();
+		remove_all_active_ranges();
 		end_pfn_map = 0;
 		e820.nr_map = 0;
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