Bug 257201 - Kexec tools is outdated and doesn't work at cell machines
Kexec tools is outdated and doesn't work at cell machines
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kexec-tools (Show other bugs)
ppc64 Linux
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Assigned To: Neil Horman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-27 13:25 EDT by Frederico Recsky
Modified: 2008-11-26 12:36 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: F8
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Last Closed: 2008-11-26 12:36:36 EST
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Description Frederico Recsky 2007-08-27 13:25:49 EDT
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):


How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:

Just use kexec -p with kdump kernel and it will stop at Sendind IPI ...

Actual results:

Stop at Sending IPI...

Expected results:

Boot the second kernel 

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Neil Horman 2007-08-27 14:48:06 EDT
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!
Comment 2 Neil Horman 2007-08-27 15:49:09 EDT
I had a few moments so I made a rough pass at the new version.  You can find the
rpms here:

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.

Comment 3 Neil Horman 2007-08-27 21:11:43 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Neil Horman 2007-08-28 15:04:02 EDT
Nm, found the problem.  Old spec file hack to fix some problem in the prior
version. New rpms available here:
Comment 5 Frederico Recsky 2007-08-29 14:31:22 EDT
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

Comment 6 Neil Horman 2007-08-29 14:47:11 EDT
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!
Comment 7 Frederico Recsky 2007-08-29 16:26:58 EDT
Ok, test done with x86. Works well also. 
Comment 8 Neil Horman 2007-08-30 13:15:59 EDT
ok, commited to kexec-tools-1.102pre-1.fc8.  Thanks!
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Comment 10 Jon Stanley 2008-11-26 12:36:36 EST
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