Subject: Re: support for mmap'ing disk block devices
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 07/08/1998 09:45:14
> From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 16:07:49 -0700
> Hi folks...
> I've just committed my code that adds support for mmap'ing disk block
> devices to both Mach VM and UVM. I'll probably add support for mmap'ing
> disk character devices shortly.
> This has worked fine in my tests, but if any of you have real applications
> that use it, please report your successes or failures.
Here is one to try:
Some machines have a separate dump area (i.e. swap slice on a
second disk) and should be able to have libkvm mmap that and
skip the savecore step. Could be handy while debugging...