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SubjectRe: [Fastboot] Fw: Re: kexec?
On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 10:30:28AM +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.

Yes, you are right. Earlier the kexec-tools patches implementing kdump
were just posted on mailing lists but now they are on the mentioned site.

> 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.
>

You are right again and your patch for kdump.txt should clarify the confusions. Thanks for the patch.

Andrew,

Please include the following kdump.txt patch.

Thanks
Vivek

> 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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