[RFC Patch 6/6] Crash: Recognise slim coredumps and process new elf-note sections
vgoyal at redhat.com
Fri May 27 14:22:10 EDT 2011
On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 11:16:34AM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> "K.Prasad" <prasad at linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:
> > Crash: Recognise slim coredumps and process new elf-note sections
> > The Linux kernel will begin to support SlimDump for certain types of crashes
> > and the 'crash' tool needs to recognise them. For these types of coredumps, it
> > need not lookout for usual elf-structures and start gdb. Also process new
> > elf-note sections that contain additional information about the crash.
> I suppose patching crash make sense.
> Unfortunately crash doesn't work on 99% of the kernels I run so, so I
> stopped caring a while ago.
Are these patched kernels? Otherwise Dave Anderson is pretty good about
keeping crash running across multiple kernels.
For me it works just great. I recently analyzed a crash dump with
2.6.39-rc7 kernel. Dave is generally takes patches for crash for latest
upstream kernel changes.
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