Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197391
kexec-tools does not work well with kickstart
Last modified: 2008-04-10 14:42:37 EDT
Description of problem:
When enabling the kexec-tools using kickstart, upon the subsequent reboot the
tool will crash with a commandline overflow. This is because the kickstart
kernel commandline is huge and the huge line is passed to kexec which adds even
more ridiculous number of parameters.
The solution is to not pass the kickstart info to kexec.
The patch is attached. It has been discussed by Jeff Moyer, Vivek Goyal and
myself. After much debate, we all agreed this patch is the way to go for now.
Created attachment 131825 [details]
don't set the KDUMP_COMMANDLINE
yeah, I don't like that we don't automatically build a command line on install,
but I don't see a better way around it at the moment. Checked in for fc5 &
kexec-tools-1.101-20.fc5 has been pushed for fc5, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.
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