linux-crashdump in linux-meta

Louis Bouchard louis.bouchard at
Thu Oct 2 07:38:39 UTC 2014


Le 01/10/2014 18:42, Andy Whitcroft a écrit :
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 04:43:15PM -0500, Chris J Arges wrote:
>> What is the significance of the linux-crashdump package being built from
>> linux-meta? Essentially it is an alias to kdump-tools, with some extra
>> grub dependencies. Why aren't those dependencies put into kdump-tools
>> instead, and are these deps still even relevant?
> I'd say that linux-crashdump is a semantic link to the current
> implementation via kexec-tools and as such makes quite a lot of sense.
> It also allows us a place to tie any extra dependancies we might need
> which are not strictly part of kexec-tools, as you may be installing
> that to get kexec functionality _not_ to enable crash dumping.
> -apw

linux-crashdump is a nice idea, no doubt about it. Having it as a meta-package
part of the kernel package is a non-sense to me; there is no direct dependency
b/w kernel crash dump utilities (which is what linux-crashdump installs) and the
linux kernel itself, other than having the kexec functionality available.

I think that it should stand by itself and I'd be happy to look over it.

Kind regards,

P.S. which would let me remove the dependency on the crash tools which doesn't
make any sense either, we rarely do the analysis on the crashing node

Louis Bouchard
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