Subject: Re: dump device
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Justin T. Gibbs <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/05/1997 11:44:01
>> 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.

Last I checked, the dump device is setup after autoconfiguration.
After all, you don't even know if your dump device exists until
you've probed the device that give you access to it.

Justin T. Gibbs
  FreeBSD: Turning PCs into workstations