The kdumpid tool can be used to determine the kernel version from a crash dump. Some useful features are missing:
- support for new compression methods (lzo, snappy)
- support for new architectures (ppc64le)
- for Xen dumps, include the hypervisor version in the output
Status after Hackweek 11
The kdumpid application has switched to libkdumpfile (see also the gdb-kdump Hackweek Project), which adds support for lzo and snappy. Partial support of ppc64le has been added, too. Xen hypervisor version is detected and printed.
This project is part of:
Hack Week 11