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7.245. system-config-kdump

Updated system-config-kdump packages that fix three bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The system-config-kdump packages provide a graphical tool to configure kernel crash dumping via kdump and kexec.

Bug Fixes

An attempt to use system-config-kdump on the IBM System z machines caused an error message to appear. As a consequence, users were unable to choose the specific kernel. This bug has been fixed and the user can choose the required kernel in this situation.
On IBM PowerPC computers, the system-config-kdump tool used the first crashkernel parameter instead of the last one and a traceback was returned when crashkernel value was set to "auto". With this update, system-config-kdump uses the last crashkernel parameter and allows this parameter to be set to "auto". As a result, tracebacks are no longer returned in the described scenario.
Because some actions take longer time to finish, and the return timeout value was set too low, the front end did not receive an answer in an appropriate time, and displayed an error message. The return timeout has been set to 5 minutes and system-config-kdump works as expected now.


This enhancements adds support for firmware-assisted dump (fadump) for IBM PowerPC computers. The user is now also allowed to choose between kdump and fadump.
All users of system-config-kdump are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.