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Date:	Fri, 24 May 2013 20:01:36 -0700
From:	ebiederm@...ssion.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To:	Zhang Yanfei <zhangyanfei.yes@...il.com>
Cc:	Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@...hat.com>,
	Michael Holzheu <holzheu@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	HATAYAMA Daisuke <d.hatayama@...fujitsu.com>,
	Jan Willeke <willeke@...ibm.com>,
	Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@...ibm.com>,
	Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@...ibm.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, kexec@...ts.infradead.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] kdump/mmap: Fix mmap of /proc/vmcore for s390

Zhang Yanfei <zhangyanfei.yes@...il.com> writes:

> Hello Eric,
>
>> The function copy_oldmem_page also concerns me.  I don't have a clue why
>> we duplicate that function on every architecutre in a slightly different
>> form.  There should be enough abstractions in the kernel to make that
>> unnecessary.  I would be glad to see that function go, and remove the
>> possibility of confusion that happened on s390.
>
> You mean we should have a common copy_oldmem_page for all architectures? And
> just like vivek said above, for s390, we should put the swap info in the elf
> headers instead of doing that in copy_oldmem_page.

Exactly.

The user space change in /sbin/kexec should even be backwards compatible
for s390.  So fixing /sbin/kexec should probably come first.

Eric
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