[makedumpfile] config file -- OSRELEASE

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Fri Jun 1 09:40:34 EDT 2007

Bernhard Walle <bwalle at suse.de> writes:

> * Ken'ichi Ohmichi <oomichi at mxs.nes.nec.co.jp> [2007-06-01 11:07]:
>> Now, the items makedumpfile cannot get from vmlinux statically are
>> only version and page size. Do you have any idea for getting them
>> from vmlinux ?
> I already tried to address a similar issue (version + command line
> length for kexec-tools) by adding a ELF note. But it seems that kernel
> hackers didn't like it.
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.boot-loaders.fastboot.general/3996/.

I'm not seeing the discussion there.

Looking at the patch I'm not quite certain of the composition of your

However as a general direction of using ELF notes I'm more or less
in favor of it.


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