[RFC] Kdump and memory error handling

Luck, Tony tony.luck at intel.com
Wed May 4 16:02:25 EDT 2011

Your first suggestion of a "slim" dump makes the most sense. The
purpose of a crash dump is a research resource to find out why
the system crashed - but in the case of a machine check, we already
have the reasons for the crash captured by the machine check handler.

Perhaps you could include __log_buf[] in the slim crash dump? Assuming
that the machine check is not a result of an uncorrectable error
in this memory range.


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