On some RHEL5 kernels since RHEL5.5, attempting to use settings of
crashkernel=1024M@16M in grub.conf to initialise kdump fails with:
crashkernel reservation failed - memory is in use crashkernel reservation failed - memory is in use
However lower values like
crashkernel=512M@16M will work fine.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
- kdump/kexec configured to capture vmcore
- Large memory system
- Large kdump crashkernel offset
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