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------- Comment From brsriniv@xxxxxxxxxx 2016-05-18 06:43 EDT-------
I see the issue on Xenial also, but the current kernel is 4.4.0-18. Getting upstream to support only upto kernel version 4.2 would not solve it for Xenial.


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  makedumpfile generates kernel version error

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Bug description:
  == Comment: #7 - Vaishnavi Bhat  - 2016-03-15 06:16:53 ==
  The following warning is generated by makedumpfile 
  * running makedumpfile --dump-dmesg /proc/vmcore /mnt/201602030129/dmesg.201602030129
  The kernel version is not supported.
  The created dumpfile may be incomplete.

  The makedumpfile version on your machine is 
  # makedumpfile -v
  makedumpfile: version 1.5.5 (released on 18 Dec 2013)

  I did a #sudo apt-get source makedumpfile and checked for the sources. 
  In the makedumpfile.h ,  the LATEST_VERSION is set to
  #define OLDEST_VERSION          KERNEL_VERSION(2, 6, 15)/* linux-2.6.15 */
  #define LATEST_VERSION          KERNEL_VERSION(4, 1, 0)/* linux-4.1.0 */
  where as kernel version on the machine is 
  # uname -r

  Hence we see this mismatch and message as "The kernel version is not

  We need canonical to change the value of LATEST_VERSION  so that we do
  not see this message.

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