Latest crash version in fedora is 4.0.9-2.fc12. That version fails to start on F14 kernels:
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crash: cannot determine idle task addresses from init_tasks or runqueues
crash: cannot resolve "init_task_union"
I built a 5.0.4 version from Dave A's people page and it works fine.
As a side note, the crash SRPM on his page should probably also have BuildRequires for flex and bison -- I needed both in order for the build to work.
> Latest crash version in fedora is 4.0.9-2.fc12. That version fails to start on
> F14 kernels:
Yeah, it's been due for an upgrade for some time now. But given that
Fedora kernels may always change kernel versions "tomorrow", it's never
guaranteed to work, and the upstream version is always preferable
> As a side note, the crash SRPM on his page should probably also have
> BuildRequires for flex and bison -- I needed both in order for the build to
They are only required for the sial.so extension module to build,
and for that reason, it was deemed preferable to just fail the individual
module build with the bison/flex error message as opposed to forcing
everybody else to have those packages installed, which the vast majority
of crash users have zero interest in.
+ cp extensions/sial.so /root/upstream/BUILDROOT/crash-5.0.4-0.x86_64/usr/lib64/crash/extensions
cp: cannot stat `extensions/sial.so': No such file or directory
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.ubJZfY (%install)
However, I see that the "cp" command should be conditional...
Upstream crash version 5.0.6 is available in the Fedora Rawhide devel branch:
build: dist-f14 crash-5.0.6-2.fc14
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
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