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Bug 193060 - crash utility on x86_64: "vm -p" fails with a "pml page" read error
Summary: crash utility on x86_64: "vm -p" fails with a "pml page" read error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: crash
Version: 3.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Anderson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: RHEL3U8CanFix 193061
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Reported: 2006-05-24 20:26 UTC by Dave Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0457
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-07-20 14:54:30 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0457 normal SHIPPED_LIVE crash bug fix update 2006-07-19 19:05:00 UTC

Description Dave Anderson 2006-05-24 20:26:47 UTC
Description of problem:
crash utility: vm -p command fails with "pml page" read error

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
crash 4.0-2.24

How reproducible:
On a x86_64 machine, run the "vm -p" command on any user process.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. On an x86_64 machine, run the crash utility on a vmcore or live system.
2. Enter "vm -p 1", which should dump all pages mapped into PID 1's address space.
Actual results:

crash> vm -p 1
PID: 1      TASK: 10016394000       CPU: 1   COMMAND: "init"
       MM               PGD          RSS    TOTAL_VM
  10016785b00       10016719000      528k    3632k
      VMA           START       END     FLAGS FILE
  10016783d80        400000     408000   1875 /sbin/init
vm: read error: physical address: 16719000  type: "pml page"

Expected results:

A complete dump of all pages mapped into the process address space.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Anderson 2006-05-24 20:34:56 UTC

This is the late-breaking bug that needs to be added to the
RHEL3-U8 errata.  Can you set the appropriate fields in motion?

Comment 2 Linda Wang 2006-05-24 21:03:58 UTC
Request exception, this is a bug was found by developer during unit testing. 
crash utility on x86_64 using arugument "vm -p" fails with a read error.

Comment 3 Linda Wang 2006-05-24 21:28:34 UTC
Also to clarify, this is not a beta blocker. Would be nice if the package
gets pick up by GA.

Comment 5 Dave Anderson 2006-05-25 20:32:06 UTC
Fix checked into RHEL-3 CVS, crash version 4.0-2.29.

Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-07-20 14:54:30 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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