Subject: dump device
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/05/1997 13:25:41
> From: matthew green <>
> Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 02:13:36 +1000

> you can set the dump device in your kernel configuration file
> (dumps on sd0b).  also, if you enable swapping on a device,
> and no dumpdev has been specified, dumps will be abled on this
> device...
> ideally, a dumpctl(2) call should be implemented and the setting
> of dump device moved entirely to userland.

I would not find that "ideal" in the least, because that would
make it impossible to get a crash dump from a panic that might
occur during autoconfiguration.