Recommended update for makedumpfile

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for makedumpfile
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2020:0784-1
Rating: important
References: #1141895 #1142715
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1

An update that has two recommended fixes can now be installed.


This update for makedumpfile fixes the following issues:

  • Fix for kdump on AMD servers with SME to avoid crashing the system without any dump, and provide proper information about the reason of crash. (bsc#1141895).
  • Fix for an issue when creating a dump to avoid running out of memory due to hanging kdump process. (bsc#1142715):

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2020-784=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • makedumpfile-1.6.3-10.6.1
    • makedumpfile-debuginfo-1.6.3-10.6.1
    • makedumpfile-debugsource-1.6.3-10.6.1