kdump setup on maverick

Peter M. Petrakis peter.petrakis at canonical.com
Tue Jul 19 20:29:42 UTC 2011

On 07/18/2011 03:39 PM, Vimal Chungath wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to setup kdump on my maverick (kernel version 2.6.35-28)
> according to this article:
> http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/kdump.html
> I noticed there might be a few differences when it comes to ubuntu kernel.
> For example, where is the kdump config file in case of ubuntu?

I don't think we actually have one. It simply runs in initramfs, copies
the core to disk and reboots.

See /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/init-bottom/0_kdump

> The crash kernel loads after a panic but the kdump does not actually kick in.
> I think I have the kernel compilation part correct but not so sure
> about other configuration required.
> Any pointers would be helpful.

Does /var/crash exist?


> Thanks,
> Vimal Chungath

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