vmcore info missing from mainline kernels...

Andy Whitcroft apw at canonical.com
Mon Aug 9 12:23:12 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 08, 2010 at 05:34:03PM +0100, Daniel J Blueman wrote:
> When trying to debug a non-trivial kernel issue, having kdump
> functionality can make all the difference.
> Alas, when reproducing the problem with mainline kernels (for sending
> upstream), kdump is not available since the 'vmcoreinfo' file isn't
> packaged.
> Is there chance this can be fixed perhaps, as it is generated for the
> Ubuntu kernels?

These are missing because of a lack of tools in the environment where
the images are built.  I will see waht can be done to sort that out.


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