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authorSourabh Jain <>2019-12-11 21:39:08 +0530
committerMichael Ellerman <>2020-02-19 21:07:10 +1100
commit8852c07a881b0acfd3d75cf3927adaab815c4ee5 (patch)
treec734590f47ec59d8109ed40c484dd5ef34e75d42 /Documentation/powerpc
parentd418b19f34ed0c751a69810080596f7e749595aa (diff)
powerpc/powernv: Move core and fadump_release_opalcore under new kobject
The /sys/firmware/opal/core and /sys/kernel/fadump_release_opalcore sysfs files are used to export and release the OPAL memory on PowerNV platform. let's organize them into a new kobject under /sys/firmware/opal/mpipl/ directory. A symlink is added to maintain the backward compatibility for /sys/firmware/opal/core sysfs file. Signed-off-by: Sourabh Jain <> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <> Link:
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/powerpc')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.rst b/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.rst
index 0455a78486d5..345a3405206e 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.rst
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/firmware-assisted-dump.rst
@@ -112,13 +112,13 @@ to ensure that crash data is preserved to process later.
-- On OPAL based machines (PowerNV), if the kernel is build with
CONFIG_OPAL_CORE=y, OPAL memory at the time of crash is also
- exported as /sys/firmware/opal/core file. This procfs file is
+ exported as /sys/firmware/opal/mpipl/core file. This procfs file is
helpful in debugging OPAL crashes with GDB. The kernel memory
used for exporting this procfs file can be released by echo'ing
- '1' to /sys/kernel/fadump_release_opalcore node.
+ '1' to /sys/firmware/opal/mpipl/release_core node.
- # echo 1 > /sys/kernel/fadump_release_opalcore
+ # echo 1 > /sys/firmware/opal/mpipl/release_core
Implementation details:
@@ -283,14 +283,17 @@ Here is the list of files under kernel sysfs:
enhanced to use this interface to release the memory reserved for
dump and continue without 2nd reboot.
- /sys/kernel/fadump_release_opalcore
+Note: /sys/kernel/fadump_release_opalcore sysfs has moved to
+ /sys/firmware/opal/mpipl/release_core
+ /sys/firmware/opal/mpipl/release_core
This file is available only on OPAL based machines when FADump is
active during capture kernel. This is used to release the memory
- used by the kernel to export /sys/firmware/opal/core file. To
+ used by the kernel to export /sys/firmware/opal/mpipl/core file. To
release this memory, echo '1' to it:
- echo 1 > /sys/kernel/fadump_release_opalcore
+ echo 1 > /sys/firmware/opal/mpipl/release_core
Here is the list of files under powerpc debugfs:
(Assuming debugfs is mounted on /sys/kernel/debug directory.)