'man kdump.conf' and file /etc/kdump.conf refer to /sbin/makedumpfile which is in /usr/sbin on RHEL6

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • kexec-tools


The manpage of kdump.conf and file /etc/kdump.conf refer to /sbin/makedumpfile which is /usr/sbin/makedumpfile on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.


Update package kexec-tools to 2.0.0-273.el6 (released with RHBA-2013-1576) or newer to fix this issue. This fix is included in RHEL6.5GA and later. This issue was investigated in private bz847247 .

Root Cause

The documentation is incorrect.

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