Re: 3.0 wishlist Was: Overview of 2.2.x goals?

Marc Lewis (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 13:58:31 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Dan Hollis wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> > > Thats all I can think of right now.. I'm sure there are many more things
> > > that I would feel nessassary in a 3.0 release.. I'm sure others can add..
> > How about a kernel panic core memory dump to disk for forensic research?
> The current logic behind not doing this in linux is that since its
> impossible to do it perfectly (e.g. 100% foolproof under all situations),
> it shouldnt be done at all. (Still, BSD manages to do it).
> -Dan

AIX also does this (the last time I played with AIX - x86 version, anyway - about 5 years
ago). If the kernel were to panic, it would prompt you to either reboot, or
insert blank disks in the floppy to save the dump to.

Just a thought....

- Marc

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