kdump: quad core Opteron

Bob Montgomery bob.montgomery at hp.com
Tue Dec 9 13:55:59 EST 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 12:12 +0000, Chandru wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 December 2008 03:24:32 Vivek Goyal wrote:
> > Hi Chandru,
> >
> > So this patch will solve the issue (at least for /proc/vmcore) even if
> > we don't make any changes on kernel side?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Vivek
> Hi Vivek,
> Yes, without any changes to the kernel and with this patch, we can boot into
> kdump kernel on these quad core Opteron machines and collect a dump.

Provided that the kernel is new enough to have the "Insert GART region
into resource map" already.  Otherwise, you will need to change the
kernel for this to work.

Chandru, thanks for coding this up.

Bob Montgomery

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