Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427201
variable ARCH is defined after its first use in F8 kdump init script
Last modified: 2008-11-26 12:37:07 EST
Mohammed Omar <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-01-01 07:21 EDT
When I was trying to start kdump service in Fedora 8 on ppc64, it always showed
[failed]. I found MEM_RESERVED variable was empty and not initialized properly
in kdump init script(/etc/init.d/kdump) due to ARCH variable was not defined
before its first use. kdump script is part of kexec-tools
Package Name: kexec-tools-1.102pre-2.fc8.ppc64.rpm
Distro : Fedora 8
----uname -a -------
Linux p520b.in.ibm.com 126.96.36.199-42.fc8 #1 SMP Tue Oct 30 13:05:49 EDT 2007 ppc64
ppc64 ppc64 GNU/Linux
Machine type (p650, x235, SF2, etc.): p520
Cpu type (Power4, Power5, IA-64, etc.): Power5
Mohammed Omar <email@example.com> - 2008-01-01 07:30 EDT
ARCH Variable is defined at line: 171. Need to move at line 158. Due to that it
was going FALSE at IF condition...
if [ "$ARCH" == "ppc64" ]
MEM_RESERVED=`grep "crashkernel=[0-9]\+[MmKkGg]@[0-9]\+[MmGgKk]" /proc/cmdline`
and MEM_RESERVED going empty.Here
if [ -z "$MEM_RESERVED" ]
$LOGGER "No crashkernel parameter specified for running kernel"
throwing error message to /var/log/message saying crashkernel parameter is not
Mohammed Omar <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-01-01 07:41 EDT
patch to kdump
Attaching patch to kdump script
Mohammed Omar <email@example.com> - 2008-01-01 07:47 EDT
patch works fine.
Created attachment 290636 [details]
patch to kdump
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2008-02-14 08:06 EDT-------
It got fixed in F9Alpha kexec-tools Package (kexec-tools-1.102pre-3.fc9).So
closing this BUG now.
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