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Bug 245187 - makedumpfile has a pretty limited method for determining kernel version
makedumpfile has a pretty limited method for determining kernel version
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kexec-tools (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Neil Horman
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Blocks: 223632
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Reported: 2007-06-21 11:05 EDT by Neil Horman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0548
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-11-07 13:03:13 EST
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patch I'm proposing to fix the versioning issue (2.83 KB, patch)
2007-06-21 11:36 EDT, Neil Horman
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0548 normal SHIPPED_LIVE kexec-tools bug fix and enhancement update 2007-10-30 12:07:22 EDT

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Description Neil Horman 2007-06-21 11:05:05 EDT
Description of problem:
get_kernel_version has a fairly limited method for encoding kernel version info,
requiring an update every time the running kernel version goes outside of the
detectible range.  This is inefficient and wrong

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run latest version of makedumpfile on a kernel later than 2.6.19
Actual results:
makefumpfile will indicate the kernel version is unsupported

Expected results:
makedumpfile should work

Additional info:
Comment 1 Neil Horman 2007-06-21 11:36:18 EDT
Created attachment 157550 [details]
patch I'm proposing to fix the versioning issue
Comment 2 Neil Horman 2007-06-21 11:45:31 EDT
submitted upstream to sourceforge.net's makedumpfile project for review:  patch
tracker number 1741023
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-06-22 09:43:19 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 4 Neil Horman 2007-06-22 11:14:53 EDT
checked into -181.el5
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-07 13:03:13 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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