They see the message
"The dumpfile is saved to /mnt///127.0.0.1-2009-07-30-12:48:23/vmcore-incomplete"
on a successful kdump. They are concerned that this may make customers think the kdump failed, and result in service calls.
Well, we've had 4 releases, and i'm not sure we've seen that many support calls on this, certainly we've not had any that have made it past L1 support, so I'm not sure this is a big deal. I don't really see how this is happening either, since we don't print this directly from the initramfs. What is their kdump.conf?
Neil, I believe this relates to this fix going into RHEL5.4 kexec-tools,
Bug 466436 - [5.3][RFE] Makedumpfile Error Messages
By changing from "--message-level 1" to the default level, the intermittent messages are displayed in the screen like the above. Then, vmcore-incomplete will be moved to vmcore.
yeah, sorry, theres not much I can do here. That message level change was made to reflect a desire by other customers to get a better idea of what makedumpfile was doing.
I can't revert that, since it will break the other request
I can't really suppress that one message because its internal to makedumpfile, and if theres one thing people want to know, its what file makedumpfile is saving to.
Given that I've not heard lots of complaints about this, and that with the change in the makedumpfile message level, I made a corresponding change to the same kdump.conf so users could manually select their message level, I think we just need to close this as a wontfix and let support explain the option to customers.