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This test case tests the functionality of the ABRT vmcore feature.

How to test

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Please note that this test probably can't be done using live cd.
  1. Ensure you have the plugin installed with the following command:
    • su -c 'yum install abrt-addon-vmcore'
  2. Ensure you have necessary packages for producing vmcore and its processing:
    • su -c 'yum install kexec-tools crash system-config-kdump'
  3. Ensure that the system log watcher service is running - systemctl status abrt-vmcore.service
    • If you have to change anything, restart abrtd: su -c 'systemctl restart abrtd.service'
  4. Add "crashkernel=128M" to kernel command line (say, via system-config-kdump -> "Enable", "Apply"). Reboot.
  5. Ensure that the kdump service is running - systemctl status kdump.service. If it doesn't, no vmcore will be saved on crash.
  6. Crash the machine: sync; echo 1 >/proc/sys/kernel/sysrq; echo c >/proc/sysrq-trigger
  7. When rebooting after kernel panic ABRT should detect the new vmcore appearing in /var/crash, create a crash report and notify

you via the notification area

    1. Results of testing on F15: kexec worked, but apparently it tried to boot full-fledged F15 (instead of minimal kernel which saves vmcore). This failed since 128m is too small for that. Had to power-cycle the machine.

Expected Results

  1. Step #1 completes without error
  2. The system boots into runlevel 5
  3. Program completes with exit code 0