Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 257201
Kexec tools is outdated and doesn't work at cell machines
Last modified: 2008-11-26 12:36:36 EST
Description of problem:
The kexec-tools doesn't kexec a crash-dump kernel in Cell/B.E. Machines.
(Including IBM Blades and PS3).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Just use kexec -p with kdump kernel and it will stop at Sendind IPI ...
Stop at Sending IPI...
Boot the second kernel
The code to boot in last ppc64 and cell machines must be the testing from
20070330, available at:
The Package must be re based. I can do the spec file for it if is required.
I can start looking at this in a few days, but If you would like to modify the
current kexec-tools spec file to handle horms version, I certainly wont turn
down the help. Thanks!
I had a few moments so I made a rough pass at the new version. You can find the
Please test and verify they provide the functionality you need (testing on
non-ppc architectures to confirm validity would be appreciated, as well as
testing within the initscript framework, to avoid regressions). Please let me
know the results as soon as you are able.
Just noted that the ppc64 build in koji died with the follwoing Errors:
I'm looking at the assembly in v2wrap.S and it all looks correct according to
the refernces I found, yet gcc is still complaining about the need for a comma
where the @ shoud be. Is this a compiler error, or am I missing something.
Nm, found the problem. Old spec file hack to fix some problem in the prior
version. New rpms available here:
The package ppc64 works fine at cell machines now. I tested and generated two
dumps. I didn't test at x86 machines, I'm searching a fedora 7/8 here to test at
Ok, let me know when you have a confirmed dump on x86 machines, and I'll clean
up the spec file and check it in. Thanks!
Ok, test done with x86. Works well also.
ok, commited to kexec-tools-1.102pre-1.fc8. Thanks!
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