Bug 161068 - netdump doesn't work
netdump doesn't work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: netdump (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Anderson
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Reported: 2005-06-20 08:11 EDT by JM
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-20 11:10:04 EDT
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Description JM 2005-06-20 08:11:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
netdump doesn't start. I get always the error message

# /etc/init.d/netdump start
initializing netdump FATAL: Module netdump not found.
initializing netconsole FATAL: Error inserting netconsole (/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/kernel/drivers/net/netconsole.ko): Invalid argument

So it can't find the module netdump and can't load the module netconsole.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
netdump-0.7.7-6 kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit /etc/sysconfig/netdump and add the NETDUMPADDR=
2. Then start netdump with "service netdump start"

Additional info:
Comment 4 Dave Anderson 2005-06-20 11:10:04 EDT

Netdump is not supported in this kernel version; note that Patch1501 and
Patch1502 have been disabled:

# Netdump and Diskdump bits.
Patch1500: linux-2.6.10-crashdump-common.patch
Patch1501: linux-2.6.10-netdump.patch
Patch1502: linux-2.6.8-netconsole.patch
Patch1503: linux-2.6.10-diskdump.patch

# netdump bits
%patch1500 -p1
# Netdump is broken right now. It applies, but not with -F1. Its h0rked. Leave
it off.
#%patch1501 -p1
#%patch1502 -p1
%patch1503 -p1

An updated patch set has been forwarded to the kernel maintainer for inclusion
in a subsequent kernel update.
Comment 5 Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2007-05-25 12:35:16 EDT
This bug has been CLOSED NEXTRELEASE for two years (reported on FC4), but the
problem still exists on FC5 (bug #201436, which is probably a duplicate of this
bug), FC6, and even the current rawhide kernel
kernel-2.6.21-1.3189.fc7.x86_64.rpm still does not have a netdump.o module.

Dave, which "NEXTRELEASE" did you mean? Please reopen this bug for FC6, or at
least be fair and change it to CLOSED WONTFIX.

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