Can't load bzImage crashkernel on xen system with 32 bit kernel

David Vrabel david.vrabel at
Fri Jul 11 02:38:27 PDT 2014

On 11/07/14 08:58, WANG Chao wrote:
> On 07/10/14 at 11:11am, Anthony Wright wrote:
>> Hi Chao,
>> Thanks for looking at this.
>> On 10/07/2014 08:47, WANG Chao wrote:
>>> Hi, Anthony
>>> On 07/08/14 at 11:34am, Anthony Wright wrote:
>>>> After successfully modifying kexec-tools to get it to load a crashkernel
>>>> on a standard 32 bit linux 3.10.17 kernel, I tried to get it to load the
>>>> same crashkernel on the same 32 bit linux kernel running under xen
>>>> 4.4.0, but get the error "Cannot load <kernel-path>".

Are you trying to do an in-guest kexec or are you trying to kexec from Xen?

If it's the latter, it should just work with 32 and 64-bit images, Xen
4.4 and kexec-tools 2.0.5 or later.

In-guest kexec doesn't work at all.


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