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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2 v6] kdump: add the vmcoreinfo documentation
On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 03:26:32PM -0500, Dave Anderson wrote:
> No. It needs *both* the vmlinux file and the vmcore file in order to read kernel
> virtual memory, so just having a kernel virtual address is insufficient.
>
> So it's a chicken-and-egg situation. This particular --osrelease option is used
> to determine *what* vmlinux file would be required for an actual crash analysis
> session.

Ok, that makes sense. I could've used that explanation when reviewing
the documentation. Do you mind skimming through this:

https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190111145650.GG4729@zn.tnic

in case we've missed explaining relevant usage - like that above - of
some of the vmcoreinfo members?

Thx.

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Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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