Subject: Re: README: changes to config, to support dump device configuration
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/14/1997 14:30:11
On Sat, 14 Jun 97 14:24:34 -0700 
 "Chris G. Demetriou" <> wrote:

 > 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?

Yes, I see your point, and I knew that was coming :-)

In one sense, it's not.  In another, the way dumps are done to disk typically
involves a relatively short code path... put NFS in there, and suddenly you
involve the krpc code, udp code, ip code, ethernet drivers (which may play
tricky mbuf games), buffer cache, etc.

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