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[Bug 1568952] Re: ISST-LTE:pVM:thymelp2:ubuntu 16.04: change "maxcpus=1" to "nr_cpus=1" in kdump-tools



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  ISST-LTE:pVM:thymelp2:ubuntu 16.04: change "maxcpus=1" to "nr_cpus=1"
  in kdump-tools

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Bug description:
  == Comment: #0 - Ping Tian Han - 2016-04-07 23:04:30 ==
  ---Problem Description---
  Because canonical  has fixed bug 137281 ( LP: #1560552 ) in 4.4.0-17-generic, the kernel now supports "nr_cpus=1". So we should update the "maxcpus=1" to "nr_cpus=1" in /etc/default/kdump-tools I think.
  ---uname output---
  Linux thymelp2 4.4.0-17-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 29 17:15:31 UTC 2016 ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux
  Userspace tool: kdump-tools  version 1:1.5.9-5 

  == Comment: #2 - Hari Krishna Bathini - 2016-04-11 04:36:14 ==
  (In reply to comment #1)
  > Hari.
  > Would you please validate that nr_cpus is consistent across architectures
  > and should become the new default?
  > Thanks.

  Hi Kevin,

  I know nr_cpus=1 is supported on x86 based on this patch

  About other architectures, I am not really sure.

  But looking at the kdump-tools source package, it seems like other architectures
  are using maxcpus=1 to boot kdump kernel unless there is architecture specific
  overrides that are missing in the source. Canonical might be able to answer better.

  If other aren't using or willing to use nr_cpus=1, we may need a patch
  of this kind:

  diff --git a/kdump-config b/kdump-config
  index 0ff0e6f..aba300e 100755
  --- a/kdump-config
  +++ b/kdump-config
  @@ -48,7 +48,11 @@ KDUMP_COREDIR=${KDUMP_COREDIR:=/var/crash}
  -KDUMP_CMDLINE_APPEND=${KDUMP_CMDLINE_APPEND:="irqpoll maxcpus=1 nousb systemd.unit=kdump-tools.service"}
  +if [ "$ARCH" = "ppc64le" ]; then
  +       KDUMP_CMDLINE_APPEND=${KDUMP_CMDLINE_APPEND:="irqpoll nr_cpus=1 nousb systemd.unit=kdump-tools.service"}
  +       KDUMP_CMDLINE_APPEND=${KDUMP_CMDLINE_APPEND:="irqpoll maxcpus=1 nousb systemd.unit=kdump-tools.service"}
   [ -d $KDUMP_COREDIR ] || mkdir -p $KDUMP_COREDIR ;

  == Comment: #4 - Kevin W. Rudd - 2016-04-11 11:08:16 ==
  Mirroring to Canonical for their review and feedback.

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