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Old 01-21-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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Starting Kdump : failed (Fc10-86_64)


Hello to All,

I'm posting here because I believe it occurs not only in Fedora.
(have been reading in lot's of forums ,but no correlation found)

So , on boot I get : Starting Kdump : failed ;

Strange however ,on shutdown ,kdump appears again sometimes as
failed to close.

Logically ,when it wasn't started ,it can't shutdown

Question remains : why doesn't it start ?

Anyone a idea ?

Kind regards

martin
 
Old 01-23-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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Starting Kdump ..... Failed ,,, Solved !

SOLVED ,

well after two day's experimenting ,a lot of reboots ,finally

Whit the B-release Fc1O ,there where "some" troubles ,witch by following the test forums etc.
a lot of experiments ,and patience ,most of them I had resolved .

However ,one problem was persistent ,by each reboot I saw " starting Kdump : Failed .

Because ,as before ,some of the problems where related to Selinux ,I have rebooted in permissive mode

,to no avail .

Then I fschk'ed the boot partition ,no failures ,not happy

Manually invoking didn't gave salvage to :

service kdump start mislukt (failed)

There are no log's or other means to find some clues ,and the comment "failed" doesn't help.

Because I want to join the test league ,I needed to install my own PC in good order ,
so I didn't retreat ,instead installed de kerneldebug packages .

(wanted to do anyhow ,but then : Kdump has to work properly !)


As in > /usr/share/doc/kexec-tools-2.0.0/kexec-kdump-howto.txt< ( Good Info ) ,I proceeded :


Installing:
crash x86_64 4.0-7 fedora 1.7 M
kernel-debuginfo x86_64 2.6.29-0.45.rc2.git1.fc11 rawhide-debuginfo 290 M
Installing for dependencies:
kernel-debuginfo-common x86_64 2.6.29-0.45.rc2.git1.fc11 rawhide-debuginfo 35 M


Rebooted after the configurations (reserve 128M@16 etc.) ,and ... noppes ,no good (Expected)

Then only "intuitive" handling would help.

I deleted initrmdsk*.dump in boot , manually invoked : service kdump start ... failed.

A yum reinstall kexec-tools and reboot ,,, Bingooo !

To be honest ,I don' t now why the original install didn't worked ,but the problem is Solved .

Kind regards

Martin Tack

Gent Belgium (Flanders)
 
Old 01-23-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by martin-tack View Post
To be honest ,I don' t now why the original install didn't worked ,but the problem is Solved .
Glad to hear it - I keep intending to test it under F10 (_64), but haven't yet.

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Strange however ,on shutdown ,kdump appears again sometimes as failed to close.

Logically ,when it wasn't started ,it can't shutdown
True, but the shutdown scripts (as well as the start ones) are built at install. Just shutdown everything that was started - or attempted to start. Sometimes "smarts" are built into the shutdown (to check if it actually is running say), sometimes not.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 08:36 AM   #4
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@ sig00,

Thank you for the hint on the shutdown scripts ,meanwhile I had the like in mind.

Kdump really works nice ,I did the tests as in :

>/usr/share/doc/kexec-tools-2.0.0/kexec-kdump-howto.txt<

Thanks and regards

Martin
 
  


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