Bug 253714 - reduce size of vmcore when doing cp from init script
Summary: reduce size of vmcore when doing cp from init script
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kexec-tools   
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Version: 5.1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Neil Horman
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Reported: 2007-08-21 13:07 UTC by Neil Horman
Modified: 2008-09-25 12:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-09-25 12:46:18 UTC
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Description Neil Horman 2007-08-21 13:07:13 UTC
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 15:29:25 UTC
fixed in fedora

Comment 2 Neil Horman 2007-08-21 20:23:21 UTC
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 17:33:07 UTC

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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