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SubjectRe: [Patch 1/4][kernel][slimdump] Add new elf-note of type NT_NOCOREDUMP to capture slimdump
On Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 01:02:03PM +0530, K.Prasad wrote:
> There are certain types of crashes induced by faulty hardware in which
> capturing crashing kernel's memory (through kdump) makes no sense (or sometimes
> dangerous).
>
> A case in point, is unrecoverable memory errors (resulting in fatal machine
> check exceptions) in which reading from the faulty memory location from the
> kexec'ed kernel will cause double fault and system reset (leaving no
> information for the user).

Prasad,

I am just trying to remember what was wrong with Andi's approach of
disable MCE while copying the dump?

Thanks
Vivek


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