[PATCH-v2] kdump: Enable kdump if 2nd-kernel is loaded.

Ken'ichi Ohmichi oomichi at mxs.nes.nec.co.jp
Mon Jul 13 00:33:07 EDT 2009


This patch is a new version by Seto-san's comment.

Changelog since v1:
* Remove the check code other than kexec_crash_image from kexec_should_crash()
  because a kexec cannot crash if there is no image.

This patch enables a kdump if 2nd-kernel is loaded.
(The patch is based on linux-2.6.31-rc2.)

Now, a kdump on oops is enabled if a kernel parameter "oops=panic"
is specified and 2nd-kernel is loaded. I think that a kdump should
be enabled regardless of "oops=panic" if 2nd-kernel is loaded,
because a system administrator loads 2nd-kernel for enabling a kdump.

* Reference
  The discussion about this patch

Ken'ichi Ohmichi

Signed-off-by: Ken'ichi Ohmichi <oomichi at mxs.nes.nec.co.jp>
Acked-by: Simon Horman <horms at verge.net.au>
--- a/kernel/kexec.c	2009-07-08 12:30:26.000000000 +0900
+++ b/kernel/kexec.c	2009-07-13 13:49:03.000000000 +0900
@@ -57,7 +57,7 @@ struct resource crashk_res = {
 int kexec_should_crash(struct task_struct *p)
-	if (in_interrupt() || !p->pid || is_global_init(p) || panic_on_oops)
+	if (kexec_crash_image)
 		return 1;
 	return 0;

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