[PATCH 1/3] panic: Disable crash_kexec_post_notifiers if kdump is not available

Hidehiro Kawai hidehiro.kawai.ez at hitachi.com
Tue Jul 14 11:56:13 AEST 2015

Hello Eric and Daniel,

(2015/07/14 5:26), dwalker at fifo99.com wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 08:41:28AM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> Hidehiro Kawai <hidehiro.kawai.ez at hitachi.com> writes:
>>> You can call panic notifiers and kmsg dumpers before kdump by
>>> specifying "crash_kexec_post_notifiers" as a boot parameter.
>>> However, it doesn't make sense if kdump is not available.  In that
>>> case, disable "crash_kexec_post_notifiers" boot parameter so that
>>> you can't change the value of the parameter.
>> Nacked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm at xmission.com>
>> You are confusing kexec on panic and CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP
>> which is about the tools for reading the state of the previous kernel.

You are right.  I mistook the meaning of CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP.

> I think it would make sense if he just replaced "kdump" with "kexec".

If a user specified crash_kexec_post_notifiers option with kexec
being totally disabled, it just disables notifier and kmsg dumper calls
(please see PATCH 3/3). So as Daniel said, I also think it makes sense
to hide crash_kexec_post_notifiers option if kexec is disabled.


Hidehiro Kawai
Hitachi, Ltd. Research & Development Group

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