This patch set implements firmware-assisted dump support for kdump
service. Firmware-assisted dump support depends on existing kdump
infrastructure (kdump scripts) present in userland to save dump
to the disk. Though existing kdump script will work seemlessly, it
still needs to modified to make it aware of presense of firmware-
assisted dump feature during service start and stop. These changes
are tested successfully on a power box with fedora19.
Changes from v4 to v5:
1. Not restoring initrd anymore while switching from fadump to
2. Added support to check for fadump support in default initrd
image to avoid rebuilding muliple times unnecesarily.
3. Removed redundant check in stop_fadump routine. Corrected few
Hari Bathini (8):
kdump: Modify status routine to check for firmware-assisted dump
kdump: Modify kdump script to start the firmware assisted dump.
kdump: Modify kdump script to stop firmware assisted dump
kdump: Take a backup of original default initrd before rebuilding.
kdump: Rebuild default initrd for firmware assisted dump
kdump: Check for /proc/vmcore existence before capturing the vmcore.
kdump: Add firmware-assisted dump howto document
cleanup: Remove "function" keyword from all functions and correct typos
dracut-kdump.sh | 3 +
fadump-howto.txt | 250 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
kdumpctl | 302 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
3 files changed, 506 insertions(+), 49 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 fadump-howto.txt