Bug 460080 - fstyp's hardcoded into mkdumprd
fstyp's hardcoded into mkdumprd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kexec-tools (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Neil Horman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-25 23:27 EDT by Richard P
Modified: 2008-08-26 06:45 EDT (History)
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Description Richard P 2008-08-25 23:27:47 EDT
Description of problem:

kdump kernel fails to boot if root fstyp not ext2, ext3 or minix.
Root cause is mkdumprd; it hardcodes ext2, ext3 & minix into the 
generated initrd.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 9 - kexec-tools-1.102pre-8.fc9.x86_64

How reproducible:

I my case, fstyp of root file system was reiserfs.

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Perhaps the mkdumprd script could be enhanced to extract fstyp from fstab ?
Comment 1 Neil Horman 2008-08-26 06:45:44 EDT
kdump only supports root filesystems that are ext2/3 or minix.  If you have a root filesystem that is not one of those types, then you need to select an alternate dump target (see kdump.conf)

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