oomichi at mxs.nes.nec.co.jp
Wed Apr 2 04:01:44 EDT 2008
Muniyappa, Rangappa wrote:
> 1) The cpu architecture and the kernel version
> Linux linux-ugsi 126.96.36.199-0.12-debug #1 SMP Wed Mar 26 15:54:11 IST
> 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> 2) The memory model (config-188.8.131.52-0.12-kdump)
> I am attaching the config file with this mail.
> 3) The makedumpfile version
> makedumpfile: version 1.0.8 (released on 22 December 2006)
Thank you for the information.
I guess that the cause is due to an invalid ELF header of /proc/vmcore.
To confirm it, could you please give me more information ?
1. Is your system's memory 4GB or bigger ?
2. Is an ELF header of /proc/vmcore ELF32 ?
# Please send me the output of 'readelf -a /proc/vmcore'
3. If the above answers are 'yes', could you run the following
operations and report the result ?
- When preloading kdump kernel, add "--elf64-core-headers"
option to kexec command.
- Make a panic.
- After switching to kdump kernel, run makedumpfile.
makedumpfile gets the pfn from an ELF header of /proc/vmcore.
ELF32 header cannot represent physical address 4GB or bigger,
and it is invalid. As the result, makedumpfile cannot get valid pfn.
More information about the kexec