Re: [PATCH 0/2][concept RFC] x86: BIOS-save kernel log to disk uponpanic

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Mon Jan 31 2011 - 05:47:13 EST

* Rusty Russell <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > In the end you end up with something that looks, again, like kexec/kdump.
> That was the proposed solution back then, too. If I'd realized how long that
> would take to arrive, I would have kept pushing...

That's what happens when a feature crosses 2 or 3 project boundaries: from the
reasonable 2-3 months upstream arrival time it lengthens to a few years, up to a

The solution is IMO obvious: move the kexec tools into tools/ and integrate it much
more tightly and make it all more usable to the average kernel tester.


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