dreport will replace ffdc tool starting from Feb-2018.

Jayanth Othayoth ojayanth at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 20:18:33 AEDT 2017

FFDC tool in the OpenBMC builds is already modified to use dreport as the
back-end for capturing debug data.

dreport can be invoked directly with various switches for additional

As you mentioned FFDC tool can be made to be a shell alias or a soft link
to dreport. This would enable to invoke FFDC tool in a same way as dreport
with all switches.

Jayanth Othayoth
Firmware Developer, IBM.

On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:05 AM, Stewart Smith <stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

> Jayanth Othayoth <ojayanth at gmail.com> writes:
> > Starting feb-2018 ffdc tool will be removed from openbmc builds. dreport
> > will replace ffdc tool with support for additional features.  dreport is
> > already available in openbmc builds.
> >
> > Users of ffdc tool must plan to migrate to dreport.
> >
> > dreport is  a drop-in replacement for ffdc.  ie run dreport instead of
> > ffdc.
> For ease of use, a shell alias would be appreciated. Old habits die hard :)
> --
> Stewart Smith
> OPAL Architect, IBM.
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