makedumpfile - VMcore extraction tool

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename makedumpfile_1.6.5-1_i386.deb
Package name makedumpfile
Package version 1.6.5
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category devel implemented-in::c role::program scope::utility
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Louis Bouchard <>
Download size 176.70 KB
Installed size 486.00 KB
This program is used to extract a subset of the memory available either
via /dev/mem or /proc/vmcore (for crashdumps). It is used to get memory
images without extra unneeded information (zero pages, userspace programs,


Package Version Architecture Repository
makedumpfile_1.6.5-1_amd64.deb 1.6.5 amd64 Debian Main
makedumpfile - - -


Name Value
libbz2-1.0 -
libc6 >= 2.17
libdw1 >= 0.143
libelf1 >= 0.142
liblzo2-2 -
perl:any -
zlib1g >= 1:1.2.0


Name Value
kdump-tools << 1.3.4-1~


Type URL
Binary Package makedumpfile_1.6.5-1_i386.deb
Source Package makedumpfile

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install makedumpfile deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install makedumpfile




2019-01-05 - Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
makedumpfile (1:1.6.5-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update to new upstream version 1.6.5.
* debian: remove debian/source/local-options
* [i18n] Move PT debconf translation (Closes: #910465)
2018-10-16 - Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
makedumpfile (1:1.6.4-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Reload kdump after memory/CPU hotplug. (LP: #1655280)
* Fix adding crashkernel to zipl.conf when no quotation mark is used.
(LP: #1790788)
2018-07-26 - Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
makedumpfile (1:1.6.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Ignore uninstalled kernels when doing the kernel postinst. (Closes: #904524)
2018-07-19 - Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
makedumpfile (1:1.6.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release. Main new features:
o 5-level paging support
- 5-level paging on x86_64 system is supported from this version.
o --mem-usage support for arm64
- The makedumpfile --mem-usage option is now supported on arm64 system.
And the option was also tested on ppc64 and s390x by Bhupesh Sharma.
o Support new kernels
- The supported kernel is updated to 4.17.0 in this version.
* Changelog:
o New feature
- [PATCH v2 0/3] arm64: Add '--mem-usage' support (Bhupesh Sharma) f49ca13
- [PATCH v2 1/3] Add a new helper file 'tools.c' that provides some useful APIs (Bhupesh Sharma) 4d86cc7
- [PATCH v2 2/3] arm64: Add support to read symbols like _stext from '/proc/kallsyms' (Bhupesh Sharma) d1e7805
- [PATCH v2 3/3] Documentation: Update documentation regarding --mem-usage' option (Bhupesh Sharma) 8449bda
- [PATCH 0/4] Add 5-level paging support (Baoquan He) 342fdab
- [PATCH 2/4] Add pgtable_l5_enabled to number_table (Baoquan He) 8ae6f36
- [PATCH 3/4] Add a new function check_5level_paging() (Baoquan He) 33ca808
- [PATCH 4/4] arch/x86_64: Add 5-level paging support (Dou Liyang) 30a3214
- [PATCH] handle mem_section as either a pointer or an array (Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo) 14876c4
- [PATCH] ppc64: Increase the VA range (Hari Bathini) bd1ae9c
o Bugfix
- [PATCH] sadump: Fix a problem of PTI enabled kernel (Takao Indoh) 38de12a
- [PATCH] Fix a bug when multi-threads feature meets enospace (Zhou Wenjian) 63b05c9
- [PATCH] Fix array index out of bound exception (Lianbo Jiang) e5f96e7
- [PATCH] fix for hugepages filtering (Hari Bathini) 246801c
- [PATCH v2] Use integer arithmetics for the progress bar (Petr Tesarik) c6b79cb
- [PATCH 2/2] Check PG_swapbacked for swap cache pages (Petr Tesarik) ca1f31e
- [PATCH] Fix -g for change of mem_section (Kazuhito Hagio) f3c87e0
- [PATCH] Fix -i for KASLR (Kazuhito Hagio) 08db98c
- [PATCH] Fix validate_mem_section() (Kazuhito Hagio) 8f1aafa
- [PATCH] arm64: Fix calculation of page_offset in case we are running cases other than mem-usage (Bhupesh Sharma) cb7af5f
o Cleanup
- [PATCH v2] Always use bigger SECTION_MAP_MASK (Petr Tesarik) 6c6789f
- [PATCH 1/2] Add is_cache_page() helper to check if a page belongs to the cache (Petr Tesarik) 694f28c
- [PATCH 1/4] arch/x86_64: Cleanup the address translation of the 4-level page tables (Dou Liyang) acab2a2
- [PATCH] Fix some compilation warnings on x86 system (Kazuhito Hagio) 2148e43
- [PATCH] Update maintainers (Masaki Tachibana) bc7420b
* Remove 0003-sparsemem_extreme.patch, applied upstream.
* Update pt_PT debconf translation, thanks Rui Branco. (Closes: #898280)
* Update ru debconf translation, thanks Lev Lamberov. (Closes: #883139)
* Update da debconf translation, thanks Joe Dalton. (Closes: #856784)
* Make ADT check for systemd service.
* Skip test if crashkernel was not reserved.

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