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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2 v6] kdump: add the vmcoreinfo documentation


----- Original Message -----
> 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?

Yeah, I've been watching the thread, and the document looks fine to me.
It's just that when I saw the discussion of this one being removed that
I felt the need to respond... ;-)

Dave

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