Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444824
not all mkdumprd options work
Last modified: 2010-10-22 20:37:46 EDT
Description of problem:
1) /sbin/mkdumprd does not actually have --with-module, which presumably would
do what the extra_modules line in /etc/kdump.conf does. The only way to get
extra modules loaded by the kdump kernel is via /etc/kdump.conf.
2) /etc/kdump.conf does not expose an interface to /sbin/mkdumprd's --preload
<module> function, which would be extremely useful for us. It works fine if you
run /sbin/mkdumprd directly, and has the desired effect (the module loads before
the SCSI modules load).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL5.2 kernel build 89.
Steps to Reproduce:
Try /sbin/mkdumprd --with-module and --preload.
--with-module is not available. --preload works, but not from /etc/kdump.conf.
Would be really useful if both of these worked in both places.
*** Bug 445851 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This RFE has been reviewed during the RHEL RFE review
with Red Hat product management. This request has been *tentatively* approved
in the next update. This decision is not final and still pends further
technical review and scoping by Red Hat development engineering.
I've removed the --with-module option in 1.102pre-22.el5. Note that the
extra_mods option in /etc/kdump.conf should provide you with the additional
functionality that --preload would otherwise provide.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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