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

linux kernel account (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 20:33:39 -0500 (EST)

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

I think you should point out the classic horror story:

Imagine the panic results in the coruption of the disk driver or the FS
and it decides to dump core all over your important data..