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authorVivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>2014-01-23 15:56:01 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-01-23 16:37:03 -0800
commitbdd490ade365b1173485b829e5457af8e16c7f01 (patch)
treea2eea5e26d56697d5a06249dea5b8c91f472117b /Documentation
parent77019967f06b5f30c8b619eac0dfdbc68465fa87 (diff)
kdump: add /sys/kernel/vmcoreinfo ABI documentation
/sys/kernel/vmcoreinfo was introduced long back but there is no ABI documentation. This patch adds the documentation. Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> Cc: Ken'ichi Ohmichi <oomichi@mxs.nes.nec.co.jp> Cc: Dan Aloni <da-x@monatomic.org> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-kernel-vmcoreinfo b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-kernel-vmcoreinfo
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+What: /sys/kernel/vmcoreinfo
+Date: October 2007
+KernelVersion: 2.6.24
+Contact: Ken'ichi Ohmichi <oomichi@mxs.nes.nec.co.jp>
+ Kexec Mailing List <kexec@lists.infradead.org>
+ Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
+ Shows physical address and size of vmcoreinfo ELF note.
+ First value contains physical address of note in hex and
+ second value contains the size of note in hex. This ELF
+ note info is parsed by second kernel and exported to user
+ space as part of ELF note in /proc/vmcore file. This note
+ contains various information like struct size, symbol
+ values, page size etc.

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