An updated kexec-tools package that adds one enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
kexec-tools provides the /sbin/kexec binary that facilitates a new kernel to boot using the kernel's kexec feature either on a normal or a panic reboot. This package contains the /sbin/kexec binary and ancillary utilities that together form the userspace component of the kernel's kexec feature.
This update adds the following enhancement:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 now fully supports the ext4 filesystem, but kdump fails to dump the vmcore on ext4 file systems. This update adds support to the ext4 file system so that users can dump the vmcore to an ext4 filesystem.
All users are advised to upgrade to this updated kexec-tools package, which adds this enhancement. (BZ#667966