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Accepted makedumpfile into xenial-proposed. The package will build now
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** Changed in: makedumpfile (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Committed

** Tags removed: verification-done
** Tags added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial

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  ISST-LTE:pVM:roselp4:ubuntu 16.04: cp: error reading '/proc/vmcore':
  Bad address when trying to dump vmcore

Status in The Ubuntu-power-systems project:
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
Status in makedumpfile package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in linux source package in Xenial:
Status in makedumpfile source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed
Status in linux source package in Bionic:
Status in makedumpfile source package in Bionic:
  Fix Released
Status in linux source package in Cosmic:
Status in makedumpfile source package in Cosmic:
  Fix Released
Status in linux source package in Disco:
Status in makedumpfile source package in Disco:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  After a DLPAR memory/CPU add/remove operation, kdump tools need to be 
restarted or else kdump tools will fail to capture the crash. 


  == Comment: #0 - Ping Tian Han <pt...@cn.ibm.com> - 2017-01-09 02:51:00 ==
  ---Problem Description---
  Vmcore cannot be saved when triggering bug 150353 on roselp4:

  Copying data                       : [  2.0 %] \/usr/sbin/kdump-config: line 
591:  5502 Bus error               makedumpfile $MAKEDUMP_ARGS $vmcore_file 
  [  512.833872] kdump-tools[5450]:  * kdump-tools: makedumpfile failed, 
falling back to 'cp'
  [  573.595449] kdump-tools[5450]: cp: error reading '/proc/vmcore': Bad 
  [  573.605717] kdump-tools[5450]:  * kdump-tools: failed to save vmcore in 
  [  573.765417] kdump-tools[5450]:  * running makedumpfile --dump-dmesg 
/proc/vmcore /var/crash/201701090223/dmesg.201701090223
  [  574.285506] kdump-tools[5450]: The kernel version is not supported.
  [  574.285672] kdump-tools[5450]: The makedumpfile operation may be 
  [  574.285767] kdump-tools[5450]: The dmesg log is saved to 
  [  574.305422] kdump-tools[5450]: makedumpfile Completed.
  [  574.315363] kdump-tools[5450]:  * kdump-tools: saved dmesg content in 
  [  574.615688] kdump-tools[5450]: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 02:24:26 -0600
  [  574.705384] kdump-tools[5450]: Rebooting.
           Stopping ifup for ib0...
  [  OK  ] Stopped ifup for ib0.
  [ 1008.579897] reboot: Restarting system

  Contact Information = Ping Tian Han/pt...@cn.ibm.com Carrie

  ---uname output---
  Linux roselp4 4.8.0-34-generic #36~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 21 18:53:20 UTC 
2016 ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux

  Machine Type = lpar

  A debugger is not configured

  ---Steps to Reproduce---
   1. config kdump on roselp4
  2. try to trigger bug 150353

  *Additional Instructions for Ping Tian Han/pt...@cn.ibm.com Carrie 
  -Post a private note with access information to the machine that the bug is 
occuring on.

  == Comment: #3 - Brahadambal Srinivasan <brsri...@in.ibm.com> -
  2017-01-10 02:42:25 ==

  root@roselp4:~# cat /proc/cmdline
root=UUID=0bcf3431-df8b-499c-9a13-33070f242e0c ro splash quiet 

  root@roselp4:~# dmesg | grep Reser
  [    0.000000] Reserving 512MB of memory at 128MB for crashkernel (System 
RAM: 21760MB)

  [Regression Potential]
  The fix applies to makedumpfile, and could impact dump capture.

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