Talk:Features/NewMkdumprd

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== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
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Currently in kexec-tools we use our own /sbin/mkdumprd to generate an initrd for kdump kernel. However, due to the complexity of making a new initrd, we have lots of burdens to maintain the mkdumprd code, we decide to switch to using dracut to generate kdump initrd.
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
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All functionality of /sbin/mkdumprd has to be implemented and tested in this new mkdumprd.
  
 
== How To Test ==
 
== How To Test ==
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== Contingency Plan ==
 
== Contingency Plan ==

Revision as of 10:37, 11 July 2011


Contents

New mkdumprd for kdump

Summary

This is a replacement for mkdumprd of kexec-tools, to switch to dracut to generate the initrd for kdump kernel.

Owner

  • Email: <amwang at redhat dot com>

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 16
  • Last updated: 2011-07-11
  • Percentage of completion: 10%

Working:

  • Dump to local filesystem

TODO:

  • Read /etc/kdump.conf to generate initrd
  • Dump to remote host via ssh
  • Dump to remote host via nfs
  • Dump to raw block device
  • Dump to multiple targets


Detailed Description

Currently in kexec-tools we use our own /sbin/mkdumprd to generate an initrd for kdump kernel. However, due to the complexity of making a new initrd, we have lots of burdens to maintain the mkdumprd code, we decide to switch to using dracut to generate kdump initrd.

Benefit to Fedora

Scope

All functionality of /sbin/mkdumprd has to be implemented and tested in this new mkdumprd.

How To Test

User Experience

Dependencies

Dracut

Contingency Plan

Documentation

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion