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SubjectRe: [patch 7/7] Add documentation for extended crashkernel syntax
* Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> [2007-09-18 19:21]:
> > This adds the documentation for the extended crashkernel syntax into
> > Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt.
>
> Should you also update kernel-parameters.txt?

Ok, I'll do.

> > +For example:
> > +
> > + crashkernel=512M-2G:64M,2G-:128M
> > +
> > +This would mean:
> > +
> > + 1) if the RAM is smaller than 512M, then don't reserve anything
> > + (this is the "rescue" case)
> > + 2) if the RAM size is between 512M and 2G, then reserve 64M
> > + 3) if the RAM size is larger than 2G, then reserve 128M
>
> Why is this useful? I mean... if 64M is enough to save a dump, why use
> 128M? ...or does the required size somehow scale with memory in
> machine? (pagetables?)

A bit, yes (ELF core headers, DISCONT memory, per-CPU data), but
consider also that saving may be faster if you have more RAM (e.g.
saving over SSH, encryption, ...).


Thanks,
Bernhard
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