kexec-tools - tools to support fast kexec reboots

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Main amd64
Package filename kexec-tools_2.0.16-1ubuntu1~16.04.1_amd64.deb
Package name kexec-tools
Package version 2.0.16
Package release 1ubuntu1~16.04.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 75.60 KB
Installed size 270.00 KB
This package provides tools to load a kernel into memory and then
"reboot" directly into that kernel using the kexec system call,
bypassing the normal boot process.


Package Version Architecture Repository
kexec-tools_2.0.16-1ubuntu1~16.04.1_i386.deb 2.0.16 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
kexec-tools_2.0.10-1ubuntu2_i386.deb 2.0.10 i386 Ubuntu Main
kexec-tools_2.0.10-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb 2.0.10 amd64 Ubuntu Main
kexec-tools - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf -
debconf-2.0 -
dpkg >=
libc6 >= 2.14
lsb-base >= 3.0-6


Type URL
Binary Package kexec-tools_2.0.16-1ubuntu1~16.04.1_amd64.deb
Source Package kexec-tools

Install Howto

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




2018-02-23 - Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.16-1ubuntu1~16.04.1) xenial; urgency=low
* Backport latest kexec-tools from bionic to xenial (LP: #1743529).
2018-02-23 - Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.16-1ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable.  Remaining changes:
- Default to not kexecing a kernel on boot in the automatically
generated conffile
- Don't call db_stop from the postinst.
- Adjust INITCONFFILE to vmlinux if used
- Add maintainer script helper to handle removal of conffile
/etc/default/grub.d/kexec-tools.cfg has been removed.
Handle it properly
- Add Breaks: statement toward kdump-tools
Starting with kdump-tools 1:1.5.9-6, this package takes
over the addition of crashkernel= parameter which has
been removed from kexec-tools.
Make sure that it is upgraded accordingly.
* New upstream release (LP: #1743529)
2018-02-20 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.16-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release (Closes: #890818)
* Updated pointer to kexec-tools home page (Closes: #888565)
* Updtaed russian translation (Thanks, Lev) (Closes: #883918)
* Remove obsolete configuration file (Closes: #868100)
2017-09-21 - Khalid Aziz <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.15-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release (Closes: #876318, Closes: #854826)
* Enable compressed kernel support for ARM64 - Manoj Iyer
(Closes: #854093)
* Updated Portuguese translation (Closes: #857728)
* Updated German translation (Closes: #857737)
2017-08-30 - Stefan Bader <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.15-0ubuntu1) artful; urgency=medium
* New upstream version (LP: #1713940):
- Modified:
- distclean_fix.patch
Hunk which modified purgatory makefile went upstream
- Dropped (already upstream):
- format-security.patch
- kexec-Increase-the-upper-limit-for-RAM-segments.patch
- ppc64-Reduce-number-of-ELF-LOAD-segments.patch
- 0001-kexec-extend-the-semantics-of-kexec_iomem_for_each_l.patch
- 0002-kexec-generalize-and-rename-get_kernel_stext_sym.patch
- 0003-arm64-identify-PHYS_OFFSET-correctly.patch
- 0004-arm64-change-return-values-on-error-to-negative.patch
- 0005-arm64-kdump-identify-memory-regions.patch
- 0006-arm64-kdump-add-elf-core-header-segment.patch
- 0007-arm64-kdump-set-up-kernel-image-segment.patch
- 0008-arm64-kdump-set-up-other-segments.patch
- 0009-arm64-kdump-add-DT-properties-to-crash-dump-kernel-s.patch
- 0010-arm64-kdump-Add-support-for-binary-image-files.patch
2017-06-09 - dann frazier <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.14-1ubuntu5) artful; urgency=medium
* Packaging cleanup, no functional change:
- Remove patch accidentally added, but not applied, in last upload:
- Remove patch dropped from series in 2.0.14-1, but still being
carried after Ubuntu merge: lp1546260-fix-purgatory-fail-gcc5.patch.
2017-06-08 - dann frazier <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.14-1ubuntu4) artful; urgency=medium
* Add backport of upstream arm64 crashdump support (LP: #1694859).
2017-02-14 - Manoj Iyer <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.14-1ubuntu3) zesty; urgency=medium
* kexec: Increase the upper limit for RAM segments (LP: #1663400)
2017-02-03 - dann frazier <>
kexec-tools (1:2.0.14-1ubuntu2) zesty; urgency=medium
[ Manoj Iyer ]
* Enable compressed kernel support for ARM64 (LP: #1661363).
[ dann frazier ]
* ppc64-Reduce-number-of-ELF-LOAD-segments.patch: Cherry-pick
from upstream, fixing kexec on some large memory configurations
(LP: #1661168).

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