kexec/kdump produces incomplete dump files with kernel 2.6.20 + CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G

Bernhard Walle bwalle at
Fri Oct 17 13:05:05 EDT 2008

* Dave Anderson <anderson at> [2008-10-17 12:19]:
> >
> > Do you use the same kernel as the running kernel as capture kernel?
> If I may butt in here -- Kevin's capture kernel is "standard" 3GB/1GB
> kernel, whereas his primary kernel is his 1GB/3GB kernel.

Well, without following the thread, I had a similar error and in my
case it was that PAE was missing in the capture kernel. That's why I
asked. I think that is wrong here, but I still wanted to mention that
case (and I don't have time to read all the mails related to that topic
in the crash mailing list, sorry).

Bernhard Walle, SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Architecture Development

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