crash dumps

C. Scott Ananian (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 22:23:38 -0500 (EST)

Linus' statement that he 'doesn't like crash dumps' doesn't necessarily
mean that they are verbotten for everyone. It has been mentioned that
there are ways to patch the bootloader (for example) to create a crash
dump without modifying the linux kernel at all. And should kernel
modification be necessary, there's no reason why the patch could not be
maintained separately, in 'Big Mama' or linuxHQ.

If developers want this functionality, they should code it.
[see richard gooch's comments about 'personal biases' influencing kernel
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