kdump-tools - scripts and tools for automating kdump (Linux crash dumps)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Main amd64
Package filename kdump-tools_1.6.3-2~16.04.1_amd64.deb
Package name kdump-tools
Package version 1.6.3
Package release 2~16.04.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category devel
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Louis Bouchard <louis.bouchard@ubuntu.com>
Download size 22.27 KB
Installed size 104.00 KB
kdump-tools provides an init script and a configuration script for
automating the use of kdump.  It uses the makedumpfile utility to
reduce the size of the /proc/vmcore file based on user preferences.
After installing, please see /usr/share/doc/kdump-tools/README.Debian
for information on enabling and configuring kdump.


Package Version Architecture Repository
kdump-tools_1.6.3-2~16.04.1_i386.deb 1.6.3 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
kdump-tools_1.5.9-5_all.deb 1.5.9 all Ubuntu Main
kdump-tools_1.5.9-5_all.deb 1.5.9 all Ubuntu Main
kdump-tools - - -


Name Value
bsdmainutils -
debconf -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
file -
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
kexec-tools >= 1:2.0.10-2
lsb-base >= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu7
makedumpfile -
ucf -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package kdump-tools_1.6.3-2~16.04.1_amd64.deb
Source Package makedumpfile

Install Howto

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




2018-05-21 - Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@canonical.com>
makedumpfile (1:1.6.3-2~16.04.1) xenial; urgency=medium
* Backport latest makedumpfile to xenial. (LP: #1746299)
* Revert to build-depending on dh-systemd, as xenial does not have
debhelper >= 9.20160709.
2018-03-05 - Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@debian.org>
makedumpfile (1:1.6.3-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add support for SPARSEMEM_EXTREME mem_section as a pointer. (LP: #1750021)
* Add an autopkgtest that test that a crash produces a compressed dump
* Create initrd for previously installed kernels. (LP: #1751329)
2018-02-06 - Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@debian.org>
makedumpfile (1:1.6.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release. Main new feature:
o Support new kernels
- The supported kernel is updated to 4.14.8 in this version. (LP: #1746299)
4.14.9 and later can't be filtered correctly due to inappropriate VMCOREINFO,
it will be resolved in kernel 4.15.
* Changelog:
o New feature
- [PATCH v2] x86_64: Take care of init_level4_pgt rename in kernel (by Pratyush Anand) 64bd5db
- [PATCH v2] Fix SECTION_MAP_MASK for kernel >= v.13 (by Pratyush Anand) 4bf4f2b
- [PATCH v2] book3s/ppc64: Lower the max real address to 53 bits for kernels >= v4.11
(by Bhupesh Sharma) 6c83e74
- [PATCH v3 1/4] Support symbol __cpu_online_mask (by Takao Indoh) 3b11c00
- [PATCH] ppc64: update hash page table geometry (by Hari Bathini) 3c39f13
- [PATCH] handle renamed init_level4_pgt -> init_top_pgt (by Jeff Mahoney) 5e54d53
o Bugfix
- [PATCH v2] arm64: Fix page table walk of 1GB section (by Bradley Bolen) 27508f1
- [PATCH v2 1/2] ppc64: set page_offset in get_versiondep_info_ppc64() (by Pingfan Liu) 52319d2
- [PATCH v2 2/2] ppc64: get the info of mem reserved for crashkernel (by Pingfan Liu) c7fcbbc
- [PATCH v3 3/4] sadump: Fix a KASLR problem of sadump (by Takao Indoh) b4f7d95
- [PATCH v3 4/4] sadump: Fix a KASLR problem of sadump while kdump is working (by Takao Indoh) 13d3059
- [PATCH 2/2] Fix 'kernel_version' variable being uninitialized & introduce minor reorganization
(by Bhupesh Sharma) d1ffe82
- [PATCH 1/2] Fix off-by-one errors in exclude_segment() (by Petr Tesarik) 590f35e
- [PATCH 2/2] Fix physical-to-virtual conversion in exclude_segment() (by Petr Tesarik) 6c1bf2a
o Cleanup
- [PATCH] Fix formatting problems in header file (by Eric DeVolder) cefea9e
- [PATCH v3 2/4] Introduce vtop4_x86_64_pagetable (by Takao Indoh) 6de5d37
- [PATCH 1/2] Fix compilation warnings on ppc64/ppc64le platforms (by Bhupesh Sharma) 0df157a
- [PATCH] Make good use of is_cyclic_region() (by Atsushi Kumagai) 6bfd7a3
- [PATCH] Fix the regression about getting kernel version (by Atsushi Kumagai) 254c116
- [PATCH] Update maintainers (by Atsushi Kumagai) 9d3147e
* Use multi-user.target. (LP: #1708409)
* kdump-tools Recommends initramfs-tools-core.
* Add myself as uploader.
* Move Vcs control fields to salsa.
2018-01-12 - dann frazier <dannf@debian.org>
makedumpfile (1:1.6.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ dann frazier ]
* Make the kdump kernel cmdline consistent in comments, code & docs.
* Set reasonable default cmdlines for arm64.  (Closes: 883899)
* ppc64el: Remove ata_piix.prefer_ms_hyperv=0 from crashkernel cmdline
* ppc64el: add noirqdistrib to command line. (LP: #1658733)
* Add myself to Uploaders.
* Build-Depend on debhelper (>= 9.20160709) instead of dh-systemd,
which is obsolete. Thanks lintian.
[ Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo ]
* Set crashkernel for ppc64el to load at 128M instead of 32M. That allows
larger kernels to boot. (LP: #1728115)

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