Commit 75ba0861 authored by Akinobu Mita's avatar Akinobu Mita Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] doc: refer to kdump in oops-tracing.txt

Kdump has been merged and supported on several architectures.  It is better
to encourage to use kdump rather than non standard kernel crash dump
patches.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAkinobu Mita <mita@miraclelinux.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
parent 8428cfe8
......@@ -41,11 +41,9 @@ the disk is not available then you have three options :-
run a null modem to a second machine and capture the output there
using your favourite communication program. Minicom works well.
(3) Patch the kernel with one of the crash dump patches. These save
data to a floppy disk or video rom or a swap partition. None of
these are standard kernel patches so you have to find and apply
them yourself. Search kernel archives for kmsgdump, lkcd and
oops+smram.
(3) Use Kdump (see Documentation/kdump/kdump.txt),
extract the kernel ring buffer from old memory with using dmesg
gdbmacro in Documentation/kdump/gdbmacros.txt.
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