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SubjectRe: [Fastboot] Fw: Re: kexec?
Hi John,

The kexec directory at
http://developer.osdl.org/rddunlap/kexec/
is confusing people and hasn't been updated in ages.

Please nuke it...

Thanks,
~Randy


On Wed, 11 May 2005 10:30:28 +0200 Alexander Nyberg wrote:

| > > kexec-tools-1.101 does not contain your last patch series (that includes
| > > --crashdump which is lacking from the above cmdline). Currently you need
| > > to patch up 1.101 with the stuff from
| > > [RFC/PATCH 5/17][kexec-tools-1.101] Add command line option
| > > "--crash-dump" etc.
| > >
| > > It would be good having a 1.2 or something with the patches included on
| > > the site...
| >
| > We have uploaded the kdump related user space patches which can be
| > accessed at following link.
| >
| > http://lse.sourceforge.net/kdump/patches/
| >
| > A single consolidated patch can be applied on top of kexec-tools-1.101.tar.gz
| > to get kdump working.
|
| I had no idea this address existed, only when looking at my lkml-archive
| i saw it posted this monday (!), prior to that I had not seen it and I
| watch things quite closely.
|
| How is anyone gonna try it out if it isn't announced and the proper
| procedure of getting it going known? Randys recent kdump.txt update made
| things alot clearer but it won't help finding the right source and
| patches. Although personally I'd put up a complete tarball instead of a
| patch so users/testers don't have to manually patch it up.
|
| Also the latest kexec patches are at http://www.xmission.com/~ebiederm/files/kexec/
| nowdays and not with Randy. And there is even more confusion to it as there is:
| kexec-tools-1.101.tar.gz
| kexec-tools-1.99.tar.gz
|
| I don't know about you but if I didn't know i'd definately go with the 1.99 one
| even if 1.101 is the latest version.
|
| Index: mm/Documentation/kdump.txt
| ===================================================================
| --- mm.orig/Documentation/kdump.txt 2005-05-06 08:55:43.000000000 +0200
| +++ mm/Documentation/kdump.txt 2005-05-11 10:16:38.000000000 +0200
| @@ -35,7 +35,9 @@
| SETUP
| =====
|
| -1) Download and build the appropriate version of kexec-tools.
| +1) Download http://www.xmission.com/~ebiederm/files/kexec/kexec-tools-1.101.tar.gz
| + and apply http://lse.sourceforge.net/kdump/patches/kexec-tools-1.101-kdump.patch
| + and after that build the source.
|
| 2) Download and build the appropriate (latest) kexec/kdump (-mm) kernel
| patchset and apply it to the vanilla kernel tree.
| Index: mm/MAINTAINERS
| ===================================================================
| --- mm.orig/MAINTAINERS 2005-05-06 08:55:57.000000000 +0200
| +++ mm/MAINTAINERS 2005-05-11 10:24:35.000000000 +0200
| @@ -1339,7 +1339,6 @@
| M: ebiederm@xmission.com
| M: rddunlap@osdl.org
| W: http://www.xmission.com/~ebiederm/files/kexec/
| -W: http://developer.osdl.org/rddunlap/kexec/
| L: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
| L: fastboot@osdl.org
| S: Maintained
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