crash utility invoked with wrong arguments can consume all available memory
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 4
If crash is invoked with a wrong set of arguments, it can consume all available memory and the machine will be unusable until hard rebootet.
Example for a bad invocation (do NOT use this!):
crash vmlinux-188.8.131.52-0.39.3-smp vmlinux-184.108.40.206-0.39.3-kdump vmcore
Instead a correct command would be:
crash /boot/System.map-220.127.116.11-0.39.3-smp vmlinux-18.104.22.168-0.39.3-kdump vmcore
See the manpage for crash for further information about how to use it correctly.
man 8 crash
crash versions up to and including at least crash-22.214.171.124-4.12.1 are affected.
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- Document ID:7009115
- Creation Date: 04-Aug-2011
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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