[PATCH] kdump, x86: report actual value of phys_base in VMCOREINFO

Vivek Goyal vgoyal at redhat.com
Wed Nov 12 14:12:05 PST 2014

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 03:40:42PM +0900, HATAYAMA Daisuke wrote:
> Currently, VMCOREINFO note information reports the virtual address of
> phys_base that is assigned to symbol phys_base. But this doesn't make
> sense because to refer to value of the phys_base, it's necessary to
> get the value of phys_base itself we are now about to refer to.

Hi Hatayama,

/proc/vmcore ELF headers have virtual address information and using
that you should be able to read actual value of phys_base. gdb deals
with virtual addresses all the time and can read value of any symbol
using those headers.

So I am not sure what's the need for exporting actual value of


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