makedumpfile - VMcore extraction tool

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename makedumpfile_1.5.9-5_amd64.deb
Package name makedumpfile
Package version 1.5.9
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category devel
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Louis Bouchard <>
Download size 141.25 KB
Installed size 371.00 KB
This program is used to extract a subset of the memory available either
via /dev/mem or /proc/vmcore (for crashdumps). It is used to get memory
images without extra uneeded information (zero pages, userspace programs,


Package Version Architecture Repository
makedumpfile_1.6.3-2~16.04.1_i386.deb 1.6.3 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
makedumpfile_1.6.3-2~16.04.1_amd64.deb 1.6.3 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
makedumpfile_1.5.9-5_i386.deb 1.5.9 i386 Ubuntu Main
makedumpfile - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libdw1 >= 0.143
libelf1 >= 0.142
liblzo2-2 -
perl -
zlib1g >= 1:1.2.0


Name Value
kdump-tools << 1.3.4-1~


Type URL
Binary Package makedumpfile_1.5.9-5_amd64.deb
Source Package makedumpfile

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install makedumpfile deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install makedumpfile




2016-02-10 - Louis Bouchard <>
makedumpfile (1:1.5.9-5) sid; urgency=medium
[ Hendrik Brueckner ]
* Build makedumpfile for s390x (Closes: #710674)
* Enable LZO compression for makedumpfile
2016-01-26 - Louis Bouchard <>
makedumpfile (1:1.5.9-4) sid; urgency=medium
* Allow for symlinks to be created for vmlinux files : On Power8
architecture, systems are booting from a vmlinux file. The symlink
/var/lib/kdump/vmlinuz has to point to this file.  (LP: #1536904)
* Add functionality to create symlinks for older kernels : If kdump
is installed on systems with more than one kernel package, the smaller
initrd.img file will only be created for the latest kernel. Adding the
'symlinks' functionality will allow for the creation of symlinks to
older kernels. If the smaller initrd.img file is missing in /var/lib/kdump
it will be created beforehand.  This will be preempted if kdump is already
loaded. (LP: #1537714)
* Fix kdump-config manpage : add documentation for the propagate option.
(LP: #1538148)
* Improve manpage for kdump-config
2015-12-09 - Louis Bouchard <>
makedumpfile (1:1.5.9-3) sid; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/0003-support-kernel-4.2.patch :
Fix packaging AGAIN so the patch is correctly applied.
Previous upload missed it somehow.
2015-12-07 - Louis Bouchard <>
makedumpfile (1:1.5.9-2) sid; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/0003-support-kernel-4.2.patch :
Fix packaging error so the patch is correctly applied

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