"kernel version not supported" message is causing concerns
ats-kumagai at wm.jp.nec.com
Fri Sep 2 01:50:45 PDT 2016
>Every so often, I get questions or bug report about the fact that makedumpfile
>issues the following message when running :
> The kernel version is not supported.
> The created dumpfile may be incomplete.
>While I understand the requirement for this message, it almost systematically is
>understood by users as "makedumpfile is broken".
I don't think the message itself is bad, the situation for users has
a problem, I guess.
If a distribution provides a combination of a kernel and a makedumpfile
which doesn't support it, it stands to reason that users send a bug report.
>I would like to discuss the opportunity of changing the wording of this message
>so it appears less confusing. Maybe something like :
>Warning: makedumpfile has not been tested on this version of the kernel.
> If the created dumpfile is incomplete, you may need to upgrade to a
> newer version of makedumpfile.
I suspect such message doesn't make sense because even the latest makedumpfile
doesn't support the kernel version in your most cases, right ?
I know I have to work harder for following up the latest kernel ASAP,
but I don't agree with your suggestion.
>I would be happy to propose a pull request for such a change if accepted.
>Software engineer, Cloud & Sustaining eng.
>Ubuntu developer Debian Maintainer
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