Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1294877
kdump.conf default halt comment conflicts with man page
Last modified: 2017-06-27 01:21:02 EDT
Description of problem:
/etc/kdump.conf has a comment that 'default halt' will halt the system, regardless of the success or failure of vmcore capture:
[root@el7a ~]# less /etc/kdump.conf
# default <reboot | halt | poweroff | shell | dump_to_rootfs>
# halt: If the default action is halt, then simply
# halt the system after attempting to capture
# a vmcore, regardless of success or failure.
This conflicts with the kdump.conf man page, which says 'default' specifies the 'Action to preform in case dumping to intended target fails':
[root@el7a ~]# man kdump.conf
default <reboot | halt | poweroff | shell | dump_to_rootfs>
Action to preform in case dumping to intended target fails. If no default action is specified, "reboot" is assumed default. reboot: If the default action is reboot simply reboot the system (this is what most people will want, as it returns the system to a nominal state). shell: If the default action is shell, then drop to an shell session inside the initramfs from where you can manually preform additional recovery actions. Exiting this shell reboots the system. halt: bring the system to a halt, requiring manual reset poweroff: The system will be powered down. dump_to_rootfs:If the default action is dump_to_rootfs, specified root will be mounted and dump will be saved in "path" directory. Note: kdump uses bash as the default shell.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@el7a ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.2 (Maipo)
[root@el7a ~]# rpm -q kexec-tools
Also lots of typos in /etc/kdump.conf and man kdump.conf (e.g. 'preform', 'an shell')
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.