[PATCH] [makedumpfile] Follow debuginfo link of vmlinux file

Jay Lan jlan at sgi.com
Thu May 24 15:44:26 EDT 2007

Bernhard Walle wrote:
> Hello,
> * Dave Anderson <anderson at redhat.com> [2007-05-24 20:31]:
>> The crash utility hides the details of there being a separate debug
>> file in the same way the gdb does when working with a binary executable
>> that has a separate debuginfo file.  It tries *not* to be ambiguous,
>> i.e., the point is to stay true to the "crash vmlinux vmcore" model.
> It's documented in the GDB documentation:
> http://sourceware.org/gdb/current/onlinedocs/gdb_16.html#SEC154

Thanks for the pointer, Bernhard. I installed kernel-debuginfo rpm
but crash still failed to find the debug information... I had to
copy the kernel-<version>.debug to /boot for it to work.

So, i think it is a good idea for makedumpfile to follow the same
convension as crash and gdb, Ken'ichi?

 - jay

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