Why does the diskdump report error messages when I restart the diskdump service configured to use a raw disk instead of a partition?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • While restarting diskdump service after configuration, the error messages were found in /var/log/messages:

    diskdump: diskdumpctl: failed to add /dev/hdb!
    diskdump: activating failed 
    kernel: disk_dump: shut down


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 & 4
  • Diskdump

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