Bug 460897 - Segmentation fault caused by kexec-tools
Segmentation fault caused by kexec-tools
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kexec-tools (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-09-02 10:04 EDT by IBM Bug Proxy
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:24 EDT (History)
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Description IBM Bug Proxy 2008-09-02 10:04:54 EDT
=Comment: #0=================================================
Jochen Roth <jroth@de.ibm.com> - 2008-09-01 12:29 EDT
Problem description:


Calling kexec -p vmlinux --initrd=initrd append="root=/xyz" ends with a
segmentation fault:

[root@localhost ~]# kexec -p vmlinux --initrd=initrd --append="root=/xyz"
get memory ranges:1
Segmentation fault
=Comment: #1=================================================
Jochen Roth <jroth@de.ibm.com> - 2008-09-01 12:31 EDT
This bug is fixed and already accepted upstream: 


Can you provide us with an update of kexec-tools in F-9, please? 

Comment 1 Neil Horman 2008-09-02 12:02:33 EDT
Merged into 1.102-13.fc9.  Thanks!
Comment 2 Neil Horman 2008-09-02 12:05:55 EDT
note its in the testing repository, so you'll need to update from there.  Please give it a good karma update when you test it so that it gets pushed to stable.  Thanks!
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-09-02 12:08:39 EDT
kexec-tools-1.102pre-13.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 4 IBM Bug Proxy 2008-09-02 12:30:30 EDT
Thanks for your quick response.

I just tested it on my QS21 and it works fine.


I gave it a good karma on Bodhi.
Comment 5 IBM Bug Proxy 2008-09-02 12:51:18 EDT
Per previous comment, moving to closed.

Thank you Jochen and Red Hat for working on this issue.
Comment 6 Hanns-Joachim Uhl 2008-09-09 09:29:21 EDT
Hello Neil,
I am reopening this bugzilla because the package 
"kexec-tools-1.102pre-13.fc9.ppc64" (see comment #4) is _not_ yet available from http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/updates/9/ppc64.newkey/  ..
... when do you think that this updated package will be available ..?
Thanks for your support.
Comment 7 Neil Horman 2008-09-09 09:37:38 EDT
Its been pushed.  You'll have to query the infrastructure team as to why the new version hasn't appeared yet.
Comment 8 IBM Bug Proxy 2008-09-09 09:42:39 EDT
The updates are frozen to to the current package signing keys problem:

Comment 9 Hanns-Joachim Uhl 2008-09-09 09:49:18 EDT
Hello Neil,
thanks for the quick answer ..
... when checking https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/ 
I see the following:
FEDORA-2008-7518  kexec-tools-1.102pre-12.fc9    nhorman  2008-09-05 10:49:11  
FEDORA-2008-7476  kexec-tools-1.102pre-13.fc9    nhorman  2008-09-05 10:46:13 
which means to me that the _last_ check-in for kexec-tools was the 'pre-12' ..
.. I think this check-in has overwritten the 'pre-13' ..
... what do you think ..?
Maybe you have to check-in the 'pre-13' package again ..
Thanks for your support.
Comment 10 Neil Horman 2008-09-09 09:59:21 EDT
please stop re-opening this bug.  Its fixed, it needs to stay closed.  I filed the -13 errata 21 days after I filed the -12 errata.

I'm not sure where you got those dates above, but from here:
I see

 FEDORA-2008-7518  	 kexec-tools-1.102pre-12.fc9   	 [bugfix]   	 nhorman   	 2008-08-12 16:28:45
FEDORA-2008-2051 	kexec-tools-1.102pre-5.fc8 	[bugfix] 	nhorman 	2008-02-28 18:54:47
FEDORA-2008-6364 	kexec-tools-1.102pre-10.fc9 	[bugfix] 	nhorman 	2008-07-14 15:03:02
FEDORA-2008-2367 	kexec-tools-1.102pre-6.fc8 	[bugfix] 	nhorman 	2008-03-10 20:20:25
FEDORA-2008-1933 	kexec-tools-1.102pre-4.fc8 	[bugfix] 	nhorman 	2008-02-22 14:05:19
FEDORA-2008-2525 	kexec-tools-1.102pre-7.fc8 	[bugfix] 	nhorman 	2008-03-14 14:02:18
FEDORA-2008-7476 	kexec-tools-1.102pre-13.fc9 	[bugfix] 	nhorman 	2008-09-02 16:08:37

the -12 package was pushed on aug 12, while the -13 errata was pushed on sept. 2.
If I have a chance I'll ping the infrastructure people to see where the updates have gone, but I really don't have time right now.  If you need this package asap, then you'll need to query them. thank you.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-09-10 02:55:46 EDT
kexec-tools-1.102pre-13.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 12 IBM Bug Proxy 2008-09-10 03:40:28 EDT
Fedora 9 updates are re-enabled now:


The packages should be available on the mirrors within the next hours.
Comment 13 IBM Bug Proxy 2008-09-11 14:00:30 EDT
Hi Red Hat,

couldn't find yet the package kexec-tools-1.102pre-13.fc9 at

This repository still contains kexec-tools-1.102pre-12.fc9.ppc64.rpm.

Could you check if the rpm will be pushed to the this url or please provide the
correct repository?

Thanks in advance.
Comment 14 Hanns-Joachim Uhl 2008-09-18 06:56:21 EDT
Hello Red Hat,

the package kexec-tools-1.102pre-13.fc9 is still not available at

This repository still contains kexec-tools-1.102pre-12.fc9.ppc64.rpm.

Could you please check why the updated package is not yet posted ..?

Thanks in advance for your support..
Comment 15 IBM Bug Proxy 2008-10-21 09:11:29 EDT
kexec-tools-1.102pre-13.fc9.ppc64.rpm is now available at http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/updates/9/ppc64.newkey/

Marking bug as closed.
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