File kdump-fadump-bootloader-always.patch of Package kdump.624

Date: Fri Sep 26 08:10:38 2014 +0200
From: Petr Tesarik <>
Subject: Always turn on fadump if KDUMP_FADUMP is true
References: bsc#889192
Patch-mainline: v0.8.16
Git-commit: 1f7e52d908f0ad2b2a33cdd374a8888bcf6f8234

The problem is that fadump-related files under /sys/kernel are
created only if the kernel is booted with fadump=on. So, this
is a chicken-and-egg problem, and a reboot is always necessary if
the current kernel is loaded without fadump=on.

However, if the command line is not modified here, the admin must
first add fadump=on to the bootloader command line, and then enable
KDUMP_FADUMP, i.e. enable it in two different places. If the command
line is modified unconditionally, there is only one "big switch" for

Signed-off-by: Petr Tesarik <>

 init/rc.kdump.functions |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/init/rc.kdump.functions
+++ b/init/rc.kdump.functions
@@ -259,6 +259,8 @@ function fadump_bootloader()
 # Update fadump configuration
 function load_kdump_fadump()
+    fadump_bootloader on
     if ! fadump_enabled; then
         echo ": fadump is not enabled in the kernel."
         rc_status -s
@@ -266,8 +268,6 @@ function load_kdump_fadump()
-    fadump_bootloader on
     # The kernel fails with EINVAL if registered already
     # (see bnc#814780)
     if [ "$(cat $FADUMP_REGISTERED)" != "1" ]; then