makedumpfile PATCH] Fix the use of Xen physical and machine addresses

Daniel Kiper daniel.kiper at
Wed May 31 02:07:50 PDT 2017

On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 11:28:15PM +0200, Petr Tesarik wrote:
> On Tue, 30 May 2017 14:30:43 -0500
> Eric DeVolder <eric.devolder at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Testing is underway. Generally working but I do have a couple of fails
> > I'm looking into:
> >
> >  > FAIL xen-4.1.2-rc3-pre_domU-pv_xl_linux-2.6.39-x86_64.tar.bz2
>                             ^^^^^^^
> Is this a PV DomU xc_core style dump? If so, then it has never been
> supported by makedumpfile, because the file format is very different,
> with no program headers, but a special section called ".xen_pages". In
> fact, the file format itself does not cover this type of dump.

Ahhh... IIRC, you are right. Thanks for pointing this out. Eric, please
double check it and if PV __GUESTS__ are not supported by makedumpfile
skip tests for them. Just test dom0 and Xen hypervisor stuff.


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