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Unsupported KDUMP_SAVEDIR reported by analyzevmcore

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


When attempting to run analyzevmcore on the server with a kernel core dump file, the following error is observed:
       Support Utilities - Analyzevmcore
            Script Version: 1.34
            Script Date: 2020 04 27

Unsupported KDUMP_SAVEDIR specified in /etc/sysconfig/kdump!
  Supported syntax:  file:///var/crash
  Current setting:   /var/crash
The /etc/sysconfig/kdump value is:

The kdump(5) man page says the URL FORMAT accepts simple directories.


The issue is reported to engineering. To workaround the issue, edit /etc/sysconfig/kdump and change





analyzevmcore does not take into account simple directories are supported.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

In general, the URL format is protocol://specification, where protocol is one of:

  file, ftp, sftp (alias is scp), ssh, nfs, cifs (alias is smb)

NOTE: analyzevmcore only supports the file protocol. Whereas the file prefix should be optional, in some releases of supportutils, analyzvmcore required it.

  The file protocol format: [file://]/path


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  • Document ID:000020256
  • Creation Date: 26-May-2021
  • Modified Date:26-May-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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