Comment 16 for bug 1681909

------- Comment From <email address hidden> 2018-03-06 09:38 EDT-------
Cascardo, I gave a try with kdump in Ubuntu 16.04 and it seems to occasionally fail.

It seems to be kind of random when it decides to fail, I see that we are hitting an EEH in slots behind a PLX switch, but even in successful attempts we hit the EEH as well. So not sure how much it is related. I collected the console log of the failure attempt (I am attaching it).

I am attempting to drop into a shell by setting sh or bash to run in the KDUMP_FAIL_CMD option, but it seems to just hang and not give me a console.I want to collect more logs and see if the adapter is able to reach the peer to see if it is possibly a timing issue. Is there a proper way to drop to a shell in case of a kdump failure?

Also I am attempting to reinstall Ubuntu 18.04 to reattempt kdump a few more times to make sure I didn't get lucky, but I am hitting IBM Bug 165336 - Canonical LP 1753449, which is preventing from reinstalling Ubuntu 18.04.