Bug 216171 - kexec installation of kernel fails due to overlapping segment detection
kexec installation of kernel fails due to overlapping segment detection
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kexec-tools (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Neil Horman
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Reported: 2006-11-17 11:35 EST by gdelx001
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-21 11:44:27 EST
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Description gdelx001 2006-11-17 11:35:45 EST
Description of problem:

Forcing dump under kdump failed with explanation that dump kernel wasn't
installed, so investigated manually installing dump kernel.  Oh, and yes, there
was a properly formed crashkernel=128M@16M option on the boot commandline, plus
the appropriate region appeared carved out in /proc/iomem.  Incidentally there
was nothing in syslog that indicated that dump kernel installation had failed.

Using the kexec installation line from /etc/init.d/kdump:
/sbin/kexec -p --args-linux --command-line="ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
rhgb quiet" --initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6kdump.img

I got the message:

Overlapping memory segments at 0x1460000
sort_segments failed

This may be similar or identical to a bug reported against kexec w/ x86-64 on
the fastboot mailing list around the beginning of October, and may require
tweaking the dump kernel.  Incidentally, there is no kernel-kdump component in
bugzilla presently to speculatively report this problem against.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run kexec line above
Actual results:
Overlapping memory segments at 0x1460000
sort_segments failed

Expected results:
installed kernel

Additional info:
Installing the dump kernel is a crucial first step in an attempt to detect a
quiet, frequent lockup of an x86-64 system under Fedora Core 6.
Comment 1 Neil Horman 2006-11-21 11:44:27 EST
Hey!  Thanks for the report.  This is actually a kernel bug though, that results
from overlapping physical address for program headers getting written into the
compiled kdump kernel.  you need this patch for your kernel:

It just got added to Linus' tree today, so I expect Dave J. will have it in the
FC-6 kernel shortly.

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