Subject: Re: kern/4099: Gather coredumps in one place
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <email@example.com>
Date: 09/08/1997 18:52:34
>From: "Chris G. Demetriou" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Mon, 08 Sep 97 15:00:50 -0700
[Jason Thorpe? wrote:]
>> I think a reasonable solution might be:
>> - New sysctl level: kern.coredumpdir
>> - .enabled
>> - .dir
>> - .format
>How is the name "kern.coredumpdir" and the notion of having a core
>dump in "." with a nonstandard name format "compatible"?
>I think a better sysctl name is in order.
I agree. In particular, the name should somehow indicate that the
variable alters the destination of coredumps of *userland* binaries,
as opposed to dumps of the kernel itself.
Mike Long <email@example.com> http://www.shore.net/~mikel
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