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Bug 589937

Summary: kdump is enabled by default but not configured
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Stefan Assmann <sassmann>
Component: kexec-toolsAssignee: Neil Horman <nhorman>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team <kernel-qe>
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Version: 6.0   
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Description Stefan Assmann 2010-05-07 10:55:27 UTC
Description of problem:
kdump seems to be enabled by default in RHEL6. After the installation I see the following in the boot messages:
no kdump initial ramdisk found. [WARNING]
Rebuilding /boot/initrd-2.6.32-23.el6.x86_64kdump.img
Starting kdump: [FAILED]

However kdump isn't even configured properly. There's no kernel commandline parameter specified. Starting system-config-kdump also failed with "This system does not have enough memory for kdump to be viable."

System has 512MB, shouldn't that be enough to run kdump?

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Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-07 12:58:30 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Neil Horman 2010-05-07 16:35:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 581422 ***