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

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Mon, 19 Jan 1998 20:35:10 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Marc Lewis wrote:

> 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....

OS/2 Warp (at least version 3) can optionally do the same thing.
However, I have yet to (well, during the couple years I extensively
dealt with Warp) see it be useful to anybody for anything.

Simon Karpen
Sysadmin, Shodor Education Foundation

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