Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Re: Enable kernel crash dump collection by default on Xenial

On 11/18/2015 08:51 AM, Louis Bouchard wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Currently, when installing the linux-crashdump meta-package in order to enable
> kernel crash dump collection, the functionality is not enabled by default.
>
> While a reboot is mandatory to enable the crashkernel= kernel parameter, I would
> like to suggest to enable the kdump functionality by default when the package is
> installed.
>
> A prompt should be displayed to allow for the user to override the "default =
> Yes" if needed. This will not be the only user interaction when installing the
> meta-package, as kexec-tools already prompts for the type of boot.
>
> Any comment or suggestion ?
>
> Kind regards,
>
> ...Louis
>

+1

If installing interactively we should get both prompts, and default to:
- crash dumping enabled
- don't use kexec to reboot

--chris

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