Subject: Re: README: changes to config, to support dump device configuration
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/14/1997 14:24:34
> On Sat, 14 Jun 97 13:29:25 -0700 
>  "Chris G. Demetriou" <> wrote:
>  > Is it possible to do dumps to an NFS file?  (has it ever been
>  > possible?)
> No, and no.  That would require a number of changes... and, what if you
> lost inside NFS?  Eek!

Huh?  "What if you lost inside NFS?"

What if you lost inside one of your disk controller drivers?  Or what
if your disk controller itself lost?  Either of those could cause
dumps to spew random data to the wrong place on the disk.

Why is NFS any different?