Subject: Re: README: changes to config, to support dump device configuration
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/14/1997 18:49:19
>From: Jason Thorpe <>
>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.

I see your point here...but it still can be done.  To use a really
lousy example, ULTRIX supports dumping over the network.

I find this really handy for setting up a "really diskless" diskless
workstation.  It's generally better than not having a dump device at


entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.