Bug 173454 - Loading crash module doesnt crash machine
Loading crash module doesnt crash machine
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-11-17 01:30 EST by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-21 11:31:22 EST
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Description Wade Mealing 2005-11-17 01:30:26 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051103 Fedora/1.5-0.5.0.rc1 Firefox/1.5

Description of problem:
Attempting to test netdump, so that I can find out why my machine is crashing, and oddly, the crash.o module loads... 

[root@x40 kernel]# lsmod | grep crash
crash                   3137  0

Module loads..

Messages appear in logs..

[root@x40 kernel]# tail -n 1 /var/log/messages
Nov 17 16:18:02 x40 kernel: crash memory driver: version 1.0

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot this kernel
2.  service netdump restart
3.  modprobe crash

Actual Results:  Module loads correctly

Expected Results:  Fire and brimstone fall from the sky   ! the world comes to end end ! The kernel repents for the end is near !

I expect it to crash and the netdump to catch the vmcore

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Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-11-21 11:31:22 EST
that's not what it does :)
it's the kernel side component of the 'crash' debugging utility.

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