Subject: Re: README: changes to config, to support dump device configuration
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: maximum entropy <email@example.com>
Date: 06/14/1997 18:49:19
>From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>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.