Bug 605717 - disable memory cgroups on kdump
Summary: disable memory cgroups on kdump
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kexec-tools
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Neil Horman
QA Contact: Chao Ye
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-18 15:44 UTC by Neil Horman
Modified: 2010-11-10 21:00 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kexec-tools-2.0.0-85
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-10 21:00:18 UTC

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Description Neil Horman 2010-06-18 15:44:23 UTC
Description of problem:
the memory cgroup controller eats a significant portion of memory in the kernel, which is fine for nominal exection in most cases but can lead to oom conditions in kdump, we need to add cgroup_disable=memory to the kdump kernel command line.

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-18 16:03:18 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Chao Ye 2010-08-11 07:27:09 UTC
Verified with -133.el6:

[root@athlon5 ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/kdump 
# Kernel Version string for the -kdump kernel, such as 2.6.13-1544.FC5kdump
# If no version is specified, then the init script will try to find a
# kdump kernel with the same version number as the running kernel.

# The kdump commandline is the command line that needs to be passed off to
# the kdump kernel.  This will likely match the contents of the grub kernel
# line.  For example:
# If a command line is not specified, the default will be taken from
# /proc/cmdline

# This variable lets us append arguments to the current kdump commandline
# As taken from either KDUMP_COMMANDLINE above, or from /proc/cmdline
KDUMP_COMMANDLINE_APPEND="irqpoll maxcpus=1 reset_devices cgroup_disable=memory"

Comment 4 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 21:00:18 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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