Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 974120
xenfv: support kdump without pvdrivers
Last modified: 2013-09-16 14:35:21 EDT
Created attachment 760686 [details]
xen: pv-on-hvm: support kdump without pvdrivers
It's possible to use kdump within a fully virtualized xen guest, but only when the drivers for the emulated devices are in the dump initrd, the guest is booted with xen_emul_unplug=unnecessary, and when the guest has the attached patch in its kernel. The attached patch is a hack, but a real fix doesn't exist yet. We can support kdump without pvdrivers by carrying this patch. As soon as kdump with pvdrivers works, then this patch should be dropped.
This bug is a bit stale now, and we never picked up the patch. Did the real fix get submitted somewhere upstream in the meantime?
It might be worth testing, because I see some patches that could affect it have gone in. I'm suspicious it still won't work though, as it isn't really getting any specific attention. I'm also not sure when I'd get around to testing it myself. Anyway, we can probably hold off on the hack for Fedora. If nobody is screaming, then nobody cares?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.
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(In reply to Andrew Jones from comment #2)
> It might be worth testing, because I see some patches that could affect it
> have gone in. I'm suspicious it still won't work though, as it isn't really
> getting any specific attention. I'm also not sure when I'd get around to
> testing it myself. Anyway, we can probably hold off on the hack for Fedora.
> If nobody is screaming, then nobody cares?
Kdump usage within Fedora, in general, is very very small. Kdump usage on xen machines within Fedora is even smaller.
I think I'm going to just mark this as UPSTREAM, as that's really the desired outcome anyway. Thanks for the reply.