Bug 99067 - Unreliably dumping on large memory configuration
Unreliably dumping on large memory configuration
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: netdump (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Anderson
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Reported: 2003-07-13 16:19 EDT by David J. Wilder
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-24 14:48:55 EDT
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Description David J. Wilder 2003-07-13 16:19:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
On large memory configurations (12-16GB) we are seeing server-timeouts when dumping memory resulting in dump that is 
then physical memory.  Most dumps are less that 4GB is size.  It may not be important that the entire memory is dumped as long as 
we can reliably get a dump that large enough to analysis root cause of the crash.

These are typical errors we are seeing:

Jul  8 14:28:13 dse-rac1-db netdump[5537]: Got too many timeouts waiting for memory page for client  0x1e061886, ignoring it
Jul  8 14:28:17 dse-rac1-db netdump[5537]: Got too many timeouts waiting for SHOW_STATUS for client 0x1e061886, rebooting it

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insmod crash.o

Actual Results:  Small dump, server timeouts

Expected Results:  Same size dump each time.  No timeouts.

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Comment 2 Dave Anderson 2004-02-11 16:17:18 EST
We are working on a reduced-memory tuneable, in which case netdump
will be configurable to *not* send free pages, user pages, and page
cache pages.

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