Help regarding renaming of vmcore-incomplete to vmcore

Dumslicer Halo dumslicer at
Fri May 12 02:18:58 PDT 2017

I can't find this file in my system? Can you help me with it?

On 8 May 2017 at 07:11, Atsushi Kumagai <ats-kumagai at> wrote:
> Hello,
>>Hi I am a university student, and have made some changes to
>>makedumpfile to produce a gzipped output of core dump. The issue I'm
>>facing is that the output i get from makedumpfile (after it completes
>>successfully) is vmcore-incomplete.gzip.
>>But this file is not being renamed to vmcore.gzip (even thought the
>>dump the complete as I verified it by loading into CRASH utility). Can
>>someone please point out to me the changes I should make to solve this
>>bug (or  can point to the code where this renaming is done).
> makedumpfile doesn't have such renaming mechanism, it just name the dump
> as user specify. I guess "vmcore-incomplete" you said is came from kexec-tools.
> For example, kexec-tools of RHEL7 generate the code below for dump-capture kernel:
>    110     echo "kdump: saving vmcore"
>    111     $CORE_COLLECTOR /proc/vmcore $_mp/$KDUMP_PATH/$HOST_IP-$DATEDIR/vmcore-incomplete || return 1
>    112     mv $_mp/$KDUMP_PATH/$HOST_IP-$DATEDIR/vmcore-incomplete $_mp/$KDUMP_PATH/$HOST_IP-$DATEDIR/vmcore
>    113     sync
> $CORE_COLLECTOR is makedumpfile, so the code generate "vmcore-incomplete"
> by makedumpfile and rename it to vmcore by mv.
> If you want "vmcore.gzip", you should just specify vmcore.gzip for
> makedumpfile.
> Thanks,
> Atsushi Kumagai

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