Bug 253714 - reduce size of vmcore when doing cp from init script
reduce size of vmcore when doing cp from init script
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kexec-tools (Show other bugs)
5.1
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Assigned To: Neil Horman
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Reported: 2007-08-21 09:07 EDT by Neil Horman
Modified: 2008-09-25 08:46 EDT (History)
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Description Neil Horman 2007-08-21 09:07:13 EDT
Description of problem:
In fucntion save_core int he initscript for kexec tools we can reduce core dump
image size by producing sparse files with the --sparse=always options
Comment 1 Neil Horman 2007-08-21 11:29:25 EDT
fixed in fedora
Comment 2 Neil Horman 2007-08-21 16:23:21 EDT
This is checked into my private 5.2 branch, and will be merged as soon as 5.1 ships
Comment 3 Neil Horman 2007-08-22 13:33:07 EDT
http://people.redhat.com/nhorman/rpms/kexec-tools-1.101-195.el5.tbz2

The above link is a tarball of test kexec-tools rpms which contain a fix for
this bz.  Please test them and confirm the fix to smooth the checkin process
once the tree opens.  Thanks!

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