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    SubjectRe: kexec?
    On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 01:51:41PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
    > On Wednesday 11 May 2005 08:04, Maneesh Soni wrote:
    > <snip>
    > > > > [root@zmei]: kexec -p vmlinux --args-linux --append="root=/dev/hda1
    > > > > maxcpus=1 init 1"
    > > >
    > > > kexec-tools-1.101 loads for me, but if cmdline is used, it hangs up
    > > > after "Starting new kernel"
    > >
    > > Thanks for trying this out. As Vivek mentioned can you please try with
    > > bulding second or dump capture kernel with CONFIG_SMP=N and _without_
    > > maxcpus= option. Basically the second kernel's job is just to save the dump
    > > and it doesnot need to be a SMP kernel. There are some issues with booting
    > > SMP kernel as dump capture kernel.
    >
    > Hm, without 'maxcpus' seems to work. However, when booting into the new
    > kernel, the rootfs had to be fsck'ed due to "/ was not cleanly unmounted,
    > check forced." and then was forced to reboot linux due to inconsistency in
    > the fs. I simply did kexec -l <vmlinux> --args-linux --append="root=/dev/hda1
    > init 1" and then kexec -e to execute the loaded image. It seems that the
    > filesystems are not unmounted properly before loading the second kernel, (or
    > I am missing something..., which is more likely :))
    >
    > > Also, it would be great help if you can also send us some hardware details
    > > about the system you are trying, like lspci,
    > [root@zmei] lspci -vv

    Thanks Boris, I have updated the kdump test page with details you provided.

    http://lse.sourceforge.net/kdump/kdump-test.html

    It will be nice if you could try kdump also on the similar lines.

    Thanks
    Maneesh

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    Maneesh Soni
    Linux Technology Center,
    IBM India Software Labs,
    Bangalore, India
    email: maneesh@in.ibm.com
    Phone: 91-80-25044990
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