kdump fails if logical volumes are used for /var and /var/crash

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

Situation

When using logical volumes for /var and /var/crash, kdump fails to mount /var/crash because the mount point does not exist. The kdump console shows:
  PARTIAL MODE. Incomplete logical volumes will be processed.
  4 logical volume(s) in volume group "system" now active
  PARTIAL MODE. Incomplete logical volumes will be processed.
  4 logical volume(s) in volume group "system" now active
  PARTIAL MODE. Incomplete logical volumes will be processed.
  4 logical volume(s) in volume group "system" now active
  PARTIAL MODE. Incomplete logical volumes will be processed.
  4 logical volume(s) in volume group "system" now active
  PARTIAL MODE. Incomplete logical volumes will be processed.
  4 logical volume(s) in volume group "system" now active
Trying manual resume from /dev/system/swap
Invoking userspace resume from /dev/system/swap
resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0
Trying manual resume from /dev/system/swap
[   17.450172] PM: Starting manual resume from disk
Invoking in-kernel resume from /dev/system/swap
Waiting for device /dev/system/root to appear:  ok
Mounting root /dev/system/root
mount -o rw,acl,user_xattr -t ext3 /dev/system/root /root
[   17.479065] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 15 seconds
[   17.480559] EXT3-fs (dm-1): using internal journal
[   17.481606] EXT3-fs (dm-1): recovery complete
[   17.482629] EXT3-fs (dm-1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
[   17.499302] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 15 seconds
[   17.500793] EXT3-fs (sda1): using internal journal
[   17.501853] EXT3-fs (sda1): recovery complete
[   17.502951] EXT3-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
mount: mount point /root/var/crash does not exist
Last command failed (96).

Resolution

A maintenance update has been released to address this issue. Please update to
kdump-0.8.4-0.39.2 or later

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7013276
  • Creation Date: 12-Sep-2013
  • Modified Date:23-Feb-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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