kdump not writing any vmcore

Gallus gall.cwpl at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 09:52:01 EST 2010

PS. I can add some overall information about the box:

a) Modules loaded:
kernel: Modules linked in: dm_mirror dm_multipath dm_mod video sbs
backlight i2c_ec i2c_core button battery asus_acpi ac parport_pc lp
parport serio_raw ide_cd bnx2 cdrom pcspkr cciss sd_mod scsi_mod ext3
jbd uhci_hcd ohci_hcd ehci_hcd

b) Some Oops that occurred (I'm not sure whether it was in crash
kernel or in normal one):
kernel: list_add corruption. prev->next should be e70ee78c, but was 5474646e
kernel: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at
virtual address 00000084 kernel:  printing eip:
kernel: c06097b2
kernel: *pde = 1cf15001
Oops: 0000 [#1]
kernel: SMP
kernel: last sysfs file: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0/class
kernel: CPU:    0
kernel: EIP:    0060:[<c06097b2>]    Tainted: G      VLI
kernel: EFLAGS: 00210046   (2.6.18-92.el5PAE #1)
kernel: EIP is at do_page_fault+0x1d1/0x5d3
kernel: eax: d2ef6000   ebx: 00000000   ecx: d2ef6064   edx: 0000000d
kernel: esi: 00000000   edi: d2ef6094   ebp: 00000000   esp: d2ef6044

c) hardware:
Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 8356, model 2, stepping 3


On 12 February 2010 15:42, Gallus <gall.cwpl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11 February 2010 19:06, Neil Horman <nhorman at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 05:26:50PM +0100, Gallus wrote:
>> > Does someone have any experience with such problems? Is there
>> > something left to try out?
>> >
>> Yes, this is what I fix all the time.  despite your comments above, a console
>> log would still be helpful.  It will give us the bet pointer to whats going
>> wrong.
>> Neil
> Can you share some thoughts about such problems? Any suggestion may be helpful.
> Gallus

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