[PATCH 12/12] Add description of sadump-related formats in manual page

HATAYAMA Daisuke d.hatayama at jp.fujitsu.com
Tue Oct 11 11:17:32 EDT 2011

Signed-off-by: HATAYAMA Daisuke <d.hatayama at jp.fujitsu.com>
 makedumpfile.8 |   22 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/makedumpfile.8 b/makedumpfile.8
index 1da16b9..f7dfe04 100644
--- a/makedumpfile.8
+++ b/makedumpfile.8
@@ -20,6 +20,8 @@ makedumpfile \- make a small dumpfile of kdump
 \fBmakedumpfile\fR \-\-dump-dmesg [\-x \fIVMLINUX\fR|\-i \fIVMCOREINFO\fR] \fIVMCORE\fR \fILOGFILE\fR
+\fBmakedumpfile\fR    [\fIOPTION\fR] \-x \fIVMLINUX\fR \-\-diskset=\fIVMCORE1\fR \-\-diskset=\fIVMCORE2\fR [\-\-diskset=\fIVMCORE3\fR ..] \fIDUMPFILE\fR
 .B makedumpfile
@@ -104,6 +106,14 @@ one of dump_level 3 like the following:
 # makedumpfile \-c \-d 3 /proc/vmcore dumpfile.1
 # makedumpfile \-c \-d 31 dumpfile.1 dumpfile.2
+makedumpfile can read \fIVMCORE\fR(s) in three kinds of sadump
+formats: single partition format, diskset format and media backup
+format, and can convert each of them into kdump-compressed format with
+filtering and compression processing. Note that for \fIVMCORE\fR(s)
+created by sadump, you always need to pass \fIVMLINUX\fR with -x
+option. Also, to pass multiple \fIVMCORE\fRs created on diskset
+configuration, you need to use --diskset option.
@@ -460,6 +470,18 @@ it is necessary to specfiy [\-x \fIVMLINUX\fR] or [\-i \fIVMCOREINFO\fR].
+Specify multiple \fIVMCORE\fRs created on sadump diskset configuration
+the same number of times as the number of \fIVMCORE\fRs in increasing
+order from left to right.  \fIVMCORE\fRs are assembled into a single
+.B Example:
+# makedumpfile \-x vmlinux \-\-diskset=vmcore1 \-\-diskset=vmcore2 dumpfile
 Print debugging message.

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