Talk:Features/NewMkdumprd

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= New mkdumprd for kdump <!-- The name of your feature --> =
 
 
== Summary ==
 
This is a replacement for mkdumprd of kexec-tools, to switch to dracut to generate the initrd for kdump kernel.
 
 
== Owner ==
 
* Name: [[User:wangcong| Cong Wang]]
 
 
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* Email: <amwang at redhat dot com>
 
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/16 | 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
 
 
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== 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.
 
 
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== User Experience ==
 
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== Dependencies ==
 
Dracut
 
 
== Contingency Plan ==
 
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* Not applicable, because we don't have documentations for this replacement.
 
 
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== Comments and Discussion ==
 
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