Subject: README: changes to config, to support dump device configuration
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 06/13/1997 21:27:06
I've just committed some changes to the kernel and the config(8) program
to fix dump device configuration in the wake of the new swap system.
You MUST rebuild config(8) before building a kernel after the next time
you sup your -current sources.
As far as internals go, the dump device is now specificfied more like
the root device is...
As far as _using_ it is concerned, here are a few examples:
config netbsd root on ? type ? dumps on ?
- wildcarded root, fstype, and dump device
config netbsd root on ? type ffs dumps on sd0b
- wildcarded root, ffs root fs, always dump on sd0b
config netbsd root on de0 type nfs dumps on wd0b
- mount an nfs root using de0, and write kernel crash dumps
config netbsd root on ? type ? dumps on none
- wildcarded root and fstype, force dumps to not be performed
If you encounter any problems with the code, please send-pr(1) a bug
report with as many details as you can ASAP! I will attend to it
promptly. If you have any questions about it, please drop me a note,
and I'll do my best to answer whatever you throw at me.
And on that note, I've been in my office long enough today.. time to
commit myself and a friend to The Infirmary (pub down the road :-)
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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