Bug 244524 - crash(8) in f7 fails; newer version works
Summary: crash(8) in f7 fails; newer version works
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: crash   
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Version: 7
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Anderson
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Reported: 2007-06-16 17:29 UTC by D. Hugh Redelmeier
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:37:17 UTC
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Description D. Hugh Redelmeier 2007-06-16 17:29:53 UTC
Description of problem:

  When I use crash(8) on my system, it fails with the message
crash: invalid (optional) structure member offsets: zone_struct_free_pages or
       FILE: memory.c  LINE: 11343  FUNCTION: dump_memory_nodes()

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
  crash 4.0-3.3 for x86_64 (the most up-to-date version currently in F7)

How reproducible:
  Fails for each of the three crashdumps that I've tried it with.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  crash --readnow /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/2.6.21-1.3228.fc7/vmlinux

Actual results:
crash: invalid (optional) structure member offsets: zone_struct_free_pages or
       FILE: memory.c  LINE: 11343  FUNCTION: dump_memory_nodes()

[/usr/bin/crash] error trace: 458f7f => 47b3ac => 47a90b => 4e7e83
/usr/bin/nm: /usr/bin/crash: no symbols
/usr/bin/nm: /usr/bin/crash: no symbols
/usr/bin/nm: /usr/bin/crash: no symbols
/usr/bin/nm: /usr/bin/crash: no symbols

Expected results:
  Just works.

Additional info:

  I fetched and built crash-4.0-4.2.src.rpm from
http://people.redhat.com/anderson/ .  It seems to work, at least better than
crash 4.0-3.3.  This is my first use of crash so all I've done is a bt.

(I'm encountering a kernel panic (see bugzilla 242836) and capturing the
necessary information has been blocked.  I cannot see the console (X is running
and the machine has no serial port for serial console).  kdump needed work (see
bugzilla 244464).  After I resolved that, crash(8) didn't work.  Since nobody
else has reported these problems either (1) I'm doing several things wrong, or
(2) nobody is using stock f7 kdump and crash.)

Recommendation: push this new version out in F7 Updates.

Comment 1 Dave Anderson 2007-06-18 14:17:27 UTC
> I fetched and built crash-4.0-4.2.src.rpm from
> http://people.redhat.com/anderson/


You did the right thing.  

Keeping crash up-to-date with upstream kernel changes that are constantly being
adopted in Fedora kernels is difficult and time-consuming.  I work primarily
on the RHEL side of the house, and the version on my people site is always
the "latest-and-greatest" with respect to upstream kernel versions, with 
changes being reported by, and often fixes supplied, the community.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:08:23 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:37:16 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
are closing this bug. 

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