Re: [PATCH v2] Documentation: add 'crashkernel=auto' entry into kernel-parameters.txt

From: Yaowei Bai
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 - 08:50:08 EST

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:26:23AM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:04:29 +0800
> Yaowei Bai <bywxiaobai@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > There is no 'crashkernel=auto' entry in kernel-parameters.txt, borrow it
> > from kexec-kdump-howto.txt file in the kexec-tools-2.0.0 package.
> OK, so I did some digging here. As far as I can tell, there is no
> crashkernel=auto entry because the auto-reserve patch has never been
> merged into the mainline kernel. RHEL kernels appear to have it, but
> mainline doesn't.

Yes, it's indeed in the RHEL/CentOS kernels. This's my mistake.

> Thus, merging this patch would make the documentation incorrect,
> something I'd rather not do. I appreciate efforts to improve the
> kernel's documentation, but it is important to be sure that your proposed
> changes make the docs closer to reality, rather than further away.

Very appreciate your wonderful work.

> Thanks,
> jon

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