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

Bernhard Walle bwalle at suse.de
Thu May 24 15:54:32 EDT 2007


* Jay Lan <jlan at sgi.com> [2007-05-24 21:44]:
> Bernhard Walle wrote:
> > * 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.

On SLES? I never had problems. Maybe didn't you specify the full path?
I.e. not

   cd /boot
   crash vmlinux-<version>


   cd /
   crash /boot/vmlinux-<version>


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