Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447304
Backout WAR for ia64 systems using "machvec=dig" on boot line
Last modified: 2013-09-29 22:08:10 EDT
BZ 218667 comment #5 is a patch that contains a WAR for ia64 systems to use
"machvec=dig" on the boot line. BZ 446188 is a fix for this issue and WAR in
218667 is no longer needed.
(Patch will be attached shortly. This BZ explicitly depends on the fix for
446118 being committed prior to the WAR in 218667 being removed).
Created attachment 305934 [details]
RHEL5 fix for this issue
Must be applied AFTER fix for 446188 is committed to kernel.
I'm not sure we want to do this. Even if I wait until the proposed change on
rhkl is picked up, If I back this out, theres no guarantee that people won't try
to use a newer kdump package with an older kernel. In those cases kdump will
load just fine, but on a kernel panic, the kdump kernel boot will fail. A
Install dependency isn't going to help here either, since it won't stop people
from using an older kernel on reboot. I'd really rather not tie in version
dependencies like that. I think perhaps the best thing to do is to leave it
alone, and add a release note telling people that they can manually remove that
setting from /etc/sysconfig/kdump if they have an appropriately updated system.
Good point, but if a user uses an old kernel + new kdump, or vice versa, they
are using an unsupported configuration of RHEL.
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