Bug 858761 - x86: CONFIG_RELOCATABLE is not set
x86: CONFIG_RELOCATABLE is not set
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-09-19 11:52 EDT by Pedro Francisco
Modified: 2012-12-20 10:34 EST (History)
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Description Pedro Francisco 2012-09-19 11:52:33 EDT
Description of problem:
kernel isn't relocatable. feature required for kdump to work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ grep RELOCATABLE /boot/config-3.5.3-1.fc17.i686 
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Expected results:

Additional info:
It was disabled for 3.3. I believe it can be enabled back on on 3.5 -- though I'm not sure. On http://fedora.12.n6.nabble.com/Crash-kernel-x86-32-BzImage-is-not-relocatable-Can-t-be-used-as-capture-kernel-td4988599.html Josh Boyer-3 said:
«It was disabled for 32-bit kernels in the 3.3 timeframe.  There was a
binutils bug that caused silent kernel corruption on 32-bit relocatable
kernels and the best option at the time was to disable it.

You can probably enable it by removing the CONFIG_RELOCATABLE line in
config-x86-32-generic and rebuilding the kernel.»
Comment 1 Justin M. Forbes 2012-09-26 17:23:43 EDT
Want to test it for us and report back results?
Comment 2 Pedro Francisco 2012-10-09 05:11:24 EDT
It works. It compiles and, after a crash, works.

P.S.: I needed "rpmbuild (...) --without perf" to be able to compile it.
Comment 3 Josh Boyer 2012-10-09 07:47:57 EDT
OK.  I'll look at turning it back on in a bit.
Comment 4 Josh Boyer 2012-10-10 11:19:16 EDT
This is re-enabled with the 3.6.1 build.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-10-10 11:37:52 EDT
kernel-3.6.1-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-10-10 20:59:02 EDT
Package kernel-3.6.1-1.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.6.1-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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Comment 7 akshay vyas 2012-10-11 00:45:51 EDT
Fixed in kernel-3.6.1-1.fc17

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Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-12-20 10:34:23 EST
kernel-3.6.1-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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