Bug 209777 - kdump misreads a root device on ia64 box
kdump misreads a root device on ia64 box
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kexec-tools (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Neil Horman
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Reported: 2006-10-06 16:34 EDT by Akira Imamura
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.0.0
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Last Closed: 2007-02-13 12:13:28 EST
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Description Akira Imamura 2006-10-06 16:34:56 EDT
Description of problem:
kdump misreads a root device on ia64 box. Consequently, checking root
filesystem always fails.
In mkdumprd, the way to search a root device is not good enough for ia64.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In /etc/kdump.conf, specify nowhere to copy /proc/vmcore file.
2. Start kdump service.
3. Make system panic.
Actual results:
kdump misreads a root device. Anyway /proc/vmcore cannot be copied.

Expected results:
kdump finds a root device correctly, and then it can check root filesystem.

Additional info:
Here's a patch to fix this problem. This patch will be good enough
for i386, ia64, and x86_64.

--- mkdumprd    5 Oct 2006 20:03:22 -0000       1.25
+++ mkdumprd    6 Oct 2006 19:48:15 -0000
@@ -1598,7 +1598,7 @@ emit "#check to see if we have root= on
 emit "ROOTDEV=\`cat /proc/cmdline | grep root=\`"
 emit "if [ -n \"\$ROOTDEV\" ]"
 emit "then"
-emit "   ROOTDEV=\`cat /proc/cmdline | cut -d\" \" -f2 | sed -e's/root=//'\`"
+emit "   ROOTDEV=\`cat /proc/cmdline | sed 's/^.*root=//' | cut -d\" \"  -f1\`"
 emit "   IS_LABEL=\`echo \$ROOTDEV | grep LABEL\`"
 emit "   IS_UUID=\`echo \$ROOTDEV | grep UUID\`"
 emit "   if [ -n \"\$IS_LABEL\" -o -n \"\$IS_UUID\" ] "
Comment 1 Neil Horman 2006-10-09 07:45:37 EDT
yeah, I can see how that might improve the parsing of the rootdev, in the event
that root\ isn't the second value key.  fixed in -85.el5.  Thanks!
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2007-02-13 12:11:30 EST
Fix confirmed in kexec-tools-1.101-164.el5.

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