kdump's mkdumprd fails if vmware version of pvscsi driver is loaded

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Running kdump's mkdumprd fails for virtual machine.

  • Running mkdumprd manually with verbose output shows the following:

# /sbin/mkdumprd -v -d -f /boot/initrd-$(uname -r)kdump.img  $(uname -r)
Creating initramfs
: dm-mod dm-log dm-region-hash
: dm-mod
: dm-mod dm-log
: dm-mod
: dm-mod
Using modules: /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.28.1.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/md/dm-mod.ko /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.28.1.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/md/dm-log.ko /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.28.1.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/md/dm-region-hash.ko /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.28.1.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/md/dm-mirror.ko /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.28.1.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/md/dm-zero.ko /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.28.1.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/md/dm-snapshot.ko
No module pvscsi found for kernel 2.6.32-220.28.1.el6.x86_64, aborting.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6

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