makedumpfile - VMcore extraction tool

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name makedumpfile
Package version 1.5.3
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 335 B
Download size 118.04 KB
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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 uneeded information (zero pages, userspace programs,


Package Version Architecture Repository
makedumpfile_1.5.3-2_i386.deb 1.5.3 i386 Debian Main
makedumpfile - - -


Name Value
libbz2-1.0 -
libc6 >= 2.14
libdw1 >= 0.143
libelf1 >= 0.131
perl -
zlib1g >= 1:1.2.0


Name Value
kdump-tools << 1.3.4-1~


Type URL
Binary Package makedumpfile_1.5.3-2_amd64.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




2014-12-02 - Louis Bouchard <>
makedumpfile (1:1.5.3-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Adapt to kernel 3.16 changes in symbols :
- Work around removal of struct vmlist in kernel 3.16
- Fix dump_dmesg accordingly
- Backported commits are : 759b78c, cee64e3, 8145e41, e203095,
150b58eb, 846ab2e, 1202589, 8a0236c, 9d38132, e24dc53
Closes: #719943
* Implement systemd service and correct mechanism
to capture kernel dumps under systemd control
Closes: #771210
2013-03-31 - John Wright <>
makedumpfile (1.5.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Louis Bouchard ]
* New upstream version
- Drop 0003-PATCH-dump-dmesg-fix-for-post-3.5-kernels.patch
(included upstream)
- Rebase 0002-Use-install-instead-of-cp-in-Makefile.patch
2013-02-05 - Louis Bouchard <>
makedumpfile (1.5.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Merge of new upstream version 1.5.1
* Add --dmesg-fix from upstream 1.5.2 for kernels 3.5
and above
* Add creation of /var/crash/dmesg.{timestamp} by kdump-config
2012-09-17 - Louis Bouchard <>
makedumpfile (1.5.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version 1.5.0
2012-07-16 - John Wright <>
makedumpfile (1.4.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
2012-06-10 - John Wright <>
makedumpfile (1.4.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Louis Bouchard ]
* Update packaging for upstream version 1.4.3
[ John Wright ]
* Add Louis Bouchard to Uploaders.  Thanks!
2012-01-22 - John Wright <>
makedumpfile (1.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Drop makedumpfile-static package, since makedumpfile depends on
libebl, which is no longer available statically, and nobody is
depending on makedumpfile-static anyway
2011-04-26 - John Wright <>
makedumpfile (1.3.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Cherry-pick upstream commits:
- [PATCH] BUGFIX: Avoid SIGSEGV when specifying -V option.
- [PATCH] Copy correct nr_cpus info to dumpfile during re-filtering.
* kdump-tools.init: Don't exit with failure status except for bad
usage.  This way, even if /etc/default/kdump-tools has USE_KDUMP=1
but the kernel command line or debug kernels are not set up,
installation of a new version of the package will not leave it
unconfigured.  (Closes: #623470)
2011-04-17 - John Wright <>
makedumpfile (1.3.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ John Wright ]
* New upstream version
* kdump-config: Clean up kernel command-line argument stripping
* kdump-tools.init: Remove a stray "$" in the usage statement
(Closes: #581116)
[ dave medberry ]
* kdump-config: Convert 3 log_failure_msg to a log_warning_msg
(Closes: #594411)
2010-03-03 - John Wright <>
makedumpfile (1.3.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Preserve upstream's original makedumpfile.8 in clean target
* kdump-config: Fix a typo
* Switch to the "3.0 (quilt)" source format
- Remove unneeded Build-Depends on quilt
* Update kdump-tools.README.Debian to reflect that recent kernels
don't need a crash kernel start address
* Apply patch from Petter Reinholdtsen to fix incorrect dependencies
in kdump-tools.init (Closes: #569685)
* Indicate support for Linux 2.6.32
- Although upstream hasn't updated its LATEST_VERSION macro, this
version works without modification on Linux 2.6.32.  Squelch a
warning that a 2.6.32 kernel is not supported.
* Backport upstream commit 4a16bd39866093f4949f8e9dc183fa2321bda22d
- Fix buffer overflow when writing dh->signature

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