Bug 67609 - Need some kind of kernel crash dump thingy
Need some kind of kernel crash dump thingy
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Larry Woodman
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-28 03:46 EDT by Johan Walles
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-28 03:46:31 EDT
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Description Johan Walles 2002-06-28 03:46:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
Since our RHAS2.1 keeps falling over (bug 67608) it would be helpful if you
could add something like "Linux Kernel Crash Dumps" ("http://lkcd.sf.net") to
your distro(s).  That would enable us (and others) to file kernel bugs with more
information than just "it crashed".

Preferrably you should add a script that generates some kind of text file (with
a list of relevant modules, backtraces and whatever other information you feel
important) that can be attached to the bug report.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Wait for the kernel to crash with a blank screen.
2. Reboot.

Actual Results:  -

Expected Results:  Some kind of kernel crash dump information should appear
under /var/log or wherever.  Possibly, a text file with that information should
be e-mailed to root as well.

Additional info:
Marked priority "high" as it is often impossible to report kernel crashes in any
helpful way.  I have no idea whether LKCD is technically sound, but the idea is
*definitely* correct.
Comment 1 Johan Walles 2002-06-28 07:20:58 EDT
Just discovered netdump.  Will try to get it working.

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