Re: Crash dumps (was: Re: 3.0 wishlist Was: Overview of 2.2.x goals?)
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 20:07:08 -0500 (EST)

> > > using the old 0x1234 warm reboot trick should avoid wiping the memory.
> > I've tried now with reboot=w,b and executing the reboot command,
> > and the (AMI) BIOS seems to ignore this completely and still happily
> > clears all my memory. Did anybody get the BIOS to _not_ interfere ?
> Is this related to the memory test? E.g. does turning off the memory test
> fix things?

Note that many (most?) modern BIOSes are like the Linux kernel,
in that they are compressed. The decompression messes up memory.

Andrew E. Mileski