rhel5.6 kdump initrd problem?

Ken'ichi Ohmichi oomichi at mxs.nes.nec.co.jp
Wed Sep 28 02:26:44 EDT 2011

Hi Jay,

On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:38:11 -0700
Jay Lan <jlan at sgi.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have a system running 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5 kernel.
> > The kexec version is kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.6.
> >
> > The kernel was booted OK. Then it ran /etc/init.d/kdump
> > and a new kdump initrd image was created.
> > A kernel crash was triggered. The kdump kernel was booted
> > alright. However, it failed to boot when it tried to boot
> > back the regular kernel (now with the kdump initrd image
> > specified in the menu.lst.)
> I forgot to mention the failure message:
> ...
> Saving to the local filesystem LABEL=xxxroot
> findfs: Unable to resolve 'LABEL=xxxroot'

If specifying a dev name (ex. /dev/sda3) instead of "LABEL"
in /etc/kdump.conf, what happens ?
findfs command doesn't run in the kdump initrd if specifying
a dev name.

In addition, can you try `findfs LABEL=xxxroot` while the regular
kernel runs ?

Ken'ichi Ohmichi

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