Note: This is a beta release of Red Hat Bugzilla 5.0. The data contained within is a snapshot of the live data so any changes you make will not be reflected in the production Bugzilla. Also email is disabled so feel free to test any aspect of the site that you want. File any problems you find or give feedback here.
Bug 813354 - kdump.conf does not accept 'auto' as a filesystem type
Summary: kdump.conf does not accept 'auto' as a filesystem type
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kexec-tools
Version: 6.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Dave Young
QA Contact: Guangze Bai
Depends On:
Blocks: 840683 850466
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-17 14:55 UTC by Gabriel Rocha
Modified: 2015-02-08 21:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kexec-tools-2.0.0-246.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 813345
: 850466 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-02-21 07:47:39 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
document the supported fs types (deleted)
2012-07-30 09:34 UTC, Dave Young
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2013:0281 normal SHIPPED_LIVE kexec-tools bug fix and enhancement update 2013-02-20 20:37:00 UTC

Description Gabriel Rocha 2012-04-17 14:55:24 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #813345 +++

Description of problem:

the kdump.conf manpage states thus:

<fs type> <partition>
Will  mount  -t  <fs type> <partition> /mnt and copy /proc/vmcore to /mnt/var/crash/%DATE/.  NOTE: <partition> can be a device node, label or uuid.

However, mount -t auto works (it also works in fstab) and it does not work in kdump.conf with an error regarding which does not exist.

This becomes an issue when you have a mixed deployment of rhel5.7 and 5.8 where the default filesystem changed from ext3 to ext4 and the customer's standard kdump.conf stopped working...

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

kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7 (rhel5.7)
kexec-tools-1.102pre-154.el5 (rhel5.8)
kexec-tools-2.0.0-209.el6_2.5.x86_64 (rhel6.2)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. In kdump.conf specify your filesystem type as 'auto'
2. service kdump restart
Actual results:

Stopping kdump:                                            [  OK  ]
Detected change(s) the following file(s):
Rebuilding /boot/initrd-2.6.18-274.14.1.el5kdump.img
/etc/kdump.conf: Unsupported type auto: not found
Failed to run mkdumprd
Starting kdump:                                            [FAILED]

Expected results:

The kdump service should restart normally and automagically identify between ext3/4 with the 'auto' fs option as mount does.

Additional info:

This can also be seen as a simpler documentation bug where the man page should specify that the filesystem type must exist and cannot be 'auto.' It should also explain what happens with that line and that a corresponding fsck.* executable must exist...

--- Additional comment from on 2012-04-17 10:47:16 EDT ---

This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion
in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.  Product Management has
requested further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for
potential inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release for currently
deployed products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in
a release.

Comment 1 Dave Young 2012-07-30 09:34:48 UTC
Created attachment 601168 [details]
document the supported fs types

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 07:47:39 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.