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Bug#629627: linux-2.6: please support kdump (enable CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP=y?)

Package: linux-2.6
Version: 2.6.32-34squeeze1
Severity: wishlist

kexec, kdump and crash are pretty powerful debugging tools. It would be
nice if debian kernels supported kdump fully. If I read
/usr/share/doc/kdump-tools/README.Debian correctly this would involve

I could not find discussion on why this is not done. Are there any
serious drawbacks? If there are, I'm fine with having to build my own
kernels but lets document the problems somewhere please :-)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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