Bug 210472 - ia64 EFI memory map not included in the kdump vmcore
ia64 EFI memory map not included in the kdump vmcore
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kexec-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Neil Horman
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Blocks: 212846
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Reported: 2006-10-12 09:18 EDT by Dave Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.0.0
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Last Closed: 2006-11-28 16:20:51 EST
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http://lists.osdl.org/pipermail/fastboot/2006-August/003677.html (2.28 KB, text/plain)
2006-10-12 09:28 EDT, Dave Anderson
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http://lists.osdl.org/pipermail/fastboot/2006-August/003678.html (7.69 KB, text/plain)
2006-10-12 09:29 EDT, Dave Anderson
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Description Dave Anderson 2006-10-12 09:18:57 EDT
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Description of problem:

The system's EFI memory map is not included in an ia64 kdump vmcore.

This is evidenced by running the crash utility against it, where
the following warning message is displayed during initialization:

  WARNING: EFI memory verification will not be performed

Also, if during the crash session the "mach -m" command is attempted,
it will fail like so:

  crash> mach -m
  mach: efi_mmap not accessible

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run crash utility on ia64 kdump vmcore
2. run "mach -m" during crash session

Actual Results:
Note "WARNING: EFI memory verification will not be performed" during

During session, "mach -m" command fails with: "mach: efi_mmap not accessible"

Expected Results:
No initialization-time WARNING should be displayed, and the "mach -m"
command should dump the contents of the EFI memory map.

Additional info:

The reason that this occurs is because the system's EFI memory map
is not being copied to the kdump vmcore.  This issue has been addressed
in these fastboot mailing list patches from nanhai.zou@intel.com:


When asked on 10/12/06 whether the patches above are still valid,
Zou Nan hai replied: 

> Yes, please include the 2 patches.
> The first patch is to fix Kexec from a Kexeced kernel issue.
> The second patch will fix the EFI memmap not included issue.
> Thanks 
> Zou Nan hai
Comment 3 Dave Anderson 2006-10-12 09:31:12 EDT
Verified that the attached patches apply cleanly to kexec-tools-1.101-91.el5.
Comment 4 Neil Horman 2006-10-12 14:56:35 EDT
added to -94.el5.  Thanks Dave!
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-10-31 08:45:17 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux release.  Product Management has requested further review
of this request by Red Hat Engineering.  This request is not yet committed for
inclusion in release.
Comment 8 Jay Turner 2006-10-31 14:53:37 EST
QE ack for RHEL5B2.

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