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

James Mastros (
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 17:28:45 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> Oddly however, NetBSD manages to trash partitions.
> You'd need to CRC everything the dump code depends on:
> disk driver -> kmalloc -> slab system...
> Even when that looks good, the _hardware_ may be confused.

Perhaps we should have crash dumps be optional... IE: If you get a
reproducable crash, you can secure your data (should be done if you are
crashing anyway), enable crash dumps, and hope for the best.

-=- James Mastros