linux-crashdump functionality is broken

Bug #885071 reported by Daniel Richard G. on 2011-11-02
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

For the past few Ubuntu releases up to and including Oneiric, the functionality ostensibly provided by installing the linux-crashdump package is currently broken due to two significant bugs:

Bug #785394: Not enough memory reserved (if the system has < 2GB RAM) for the crash kernel to boot

Bug #785425: kexec-tools places a dynamically-linked makedumpfile(8) into the initrd, which then fails to run due to missing (shared) library dependencies

Bug #SELF: Related to the previous bug, linux-crashdump depends on the makedumpfile package instead of makedumpfile-static

Also refer to bug #710733.

affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
affects: linux (Ubuntu) → linux-meta (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

related crashdump bugs:
bug 828731
bug 785394

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