[CentOS] kdump location recommendations?

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Fri Nov 20 18:09:47 UTC 2009

I need to make a decision on the configuration of the kdump location for 
a bunch of new machines. It seems like using a raw partition directly is 
the safest choice, right? If I configure it to dump vmcore on a 
filesystem, and the filesystem gets corrupted somehow, then the dump 
will fail. Same for network-based dumps (the remote end may be 
unavailable due to a number of reasons).

The local storage is a couple SATA drives with hardware-based mirror 
RAID. The chassis is a Dell PowerEdge.

Also, what it the recommended size for a dedicated raw partition for kdump?

Florin Andrei


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