Bug 241924 - /proc/vmcore missing
Summary: /proc/vmcore missing
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kexec-tools
Version: 6
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Neil Horman
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-31 18:39 UTC by Zing
Modified: 2008-04-23 20:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-04-23 20:06:09 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch to turn on vmcore proc file in all kernels for FC6 (1.41 KB, patch)
2007-06-01 18:04 UTC, Neil Horman
no flags Details | Diff

Description Zing 2007-05-31 18:39:45 UTC
Description of problem:
Upon kernel crash, kexec runs and kdump is unable to cp the vmcore image because
/proc/vmcore is missing:

cp: /proc/vmcore: No such file or directory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kexec-tools-1.101-69 + kexec-x86.patch from bug #238768.

How reproducible:
Happens all the time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup kexec-tools normally
2. use "default shell" in /etc/kdump.conf
3. you'll see "cp: /proc/vmcore: No such file or directory" a few lines above
the shell prompt
Additional info:
Tested on two machines:
1. intel xeon dual processor blade (8843-E9U) in an IBM Bladecenter H
(8852-4XU).  ~6 GB of memory. (64bit machine, fc6-x86 install)
2. IBM ThinkCentre 8183-32U Pentium 4. ~600MB memory (32bit, fc6-x86 install)

Comment 1 Neil Horman 2007-06-01 18:04:56 UTC
Created attachment 155915 [details]
patch to turn on vmcore proc file in all kernels for FC6

Now that we have relocatable kernels available in FC-6, we need to enable
/proc/vmcore in all of them.  This patch should handle that

Comment 2 Neil Horman 2007-06-01 18:05:54 UTC
Dave, would you mind please checking this config change into FC-6?  We need this
config option enabled now that we have relocatable kernels available in that
release.  Thanks

Comment 3 Zing 2007-06-04 18:23:58 UTC
I rebuilt kernel with CONFIG_PROC_VMCORE=y and I get a successful dump copy of
vmcore and clean reboot of the machine. (the blade x86 install).

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 07:20:23 UTC
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Comment 5 Neil Horman 2008-04-23 20:06:09 UTC
this is most definately fixed in rawhide kernels.

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