Bug 734528

Summary: kexec-tools: Add memory usage debugging capability in second kernel
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal>
Component: kexec-toolsAssignee: Cong Wang <amwang>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Chao Ye <cye>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6.2CC: amwang, anderson, caiqian, jburke, jstancek, rkhan, xiyou.wangcong
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: FutureFeature
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: kexec-tools-2_0_0-199_el6 Doc Type: Enhancement
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Description Vivek Goyal 2011-08-30 17:17:02 UTC
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Provide a kdump option so that memory usage can be logged in second kernel at various stages. This can be useful to determine how much memory is needed in second kernel and in debugging to figure out who is consuming most memory.

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Comment 1 Vivek Goyal 2011-08-30 17:19:47 UTC
We are now going to ship little modified crashkernel=auto logic in kdump and we are hoping that will work out of the box on 80% of x86 configurations by default. If it does not above debugging aid should be useful to give some idea who is consuming the memory. So 6.2 sounds like the right time to ship it out in kexec-tools.

Comment 4 Américo Wang 2011-08-31 07:17:08 UTC
Hi, Vivek,

POST status is invalid for kexec-tools bugs. What's more, Jan's patch is against Fedora, doesn't apply to RHEL6, so I need to re-generate the patch.

Comment 12 Chao Ye 2011-09-19 07:20:27 UTC
Tested with RHEL6.2-20110907.+kernel-2.6.32-198.el6+kexec-tools-2.0.0-202.el6, all PASS:


Change status to VERIFIED.

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2011-12-06 18:19:41 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.