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Revision as of 11:00, 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
  • Implement full functionality of /etc/kdump.conf
  • 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 natural 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. And hopefully, we can provide a distro-independent mkdumprd to upstream, as dracut itself is cross-distribution.

Benefit to Fedora

The main source of kexec-tools bugs is in mkdumprd, with this change, hopefully we will reduce the number of bugs of kexec-tools.

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

  • Not applicable, because we don't have documentations for this replacement.

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion

  • Not applicable, because the main discussion is in Red Hat internal mailing list.