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SubjectRE: vmcore not getting created on linux-4.7
> >
> > Updating to 1.6.0 of makedumpfile didn't help. :(
> >
> Does anyone else have suggestions on how to debug this? From my original
> post, the dump kernel just reboots and I'm not sure why. Where can I add
> printks to gather more info on why the dump kernel gives on on the dump?

Seems this issue was a bug in makedumpfile that is fixed with this commit:

commit 2c21d4656e8d3c2af2b1e14809d076941ae69e96
Author: Vitaly Kuznetsov <>
Date: Fri Jun 17 18:41:26 2016 +0900

[PATCH v2] Support _count -> _refcount rename in struct page

_count member was renamed to _refcount in linux commit 0139aa7b7fa12
("mm: rename _count, field of the struct page, to _refcount") and this
broke makedumpfile. The reason for making the change was to find all users
accessing it directly and not through the recommended API. I tried
suggesting to revert the change but failed, I see no other choice than to
start supporting both _count and _refcount in makedumpfile.

Signed-off-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <>

I found this fix in the devel branch of

I'm surprised others aren't seeing this? All 6 of my development systems stop
being able to get vmcore dumps with 4.7-rc...


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