1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: makedumpfile enhancement to filter out specific kernel data (like security keys)
b. Feature Description
makedumpfile enhancement to filter out specific kernel data (like security keys)
makedumpfile tool allows one to compress as well as filter out the undesired sections like user pages, zero filled pages etc from the kernel dump. In addition to that enhance the tool to filter out specific kernel data like security keys and encryption related data from kernel dump that will help customer to get appropriate service from service support team while maintaining confidentiality of their data. Work is to implement a common framework that works for all architecture supported by makedumpfile.
We intend to push this feature to upstream makedumpfile too.
2. Feature Details:
Sponsor: LTC RAS
Architectures: IA_64, ppc64, x86, x86_64, zSeries - 64 native,
Arch Specificity: purely common code
Affects Kernel Modules: No
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from Community
Request Type: Package - Update Version
d. Upstream Acceptance: In Progress
Sponsor Priority P3
f. Severity: high
IBM Confidential: No
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target: ---
3. Business Case
The customer who are concern about maintaining confidentiality of their sensitive data would want the confidential data, security keys and encryption related data to be removed from the kernel dump before sending it to service support team for analysis.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
John Jarvis, email@example.com
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Michael W. Wortman, firstname.lastname@example.org
MAHESH J. SALGAONKAR, email@example.com
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2011-09-19 12:44 EDT-------
The latest release of makedumpfile-1.4.0 includes this feature.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 694498 ***