Subject: Re: /kern/kernel
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/13/1998 16:45:15
On Sun, 13 Sep 1998 18:14:26 -0400
"Perry E. Metzger" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Robert Elz writes:
> > Finally, yes, I know that making a change like that this breaks the
> > ability of things like the -M arg to ps (the ability to do a ps of a
> > crash dump). Frankly, I don't care, and I doubt most users do
> > either.
> Fortunately or unfortunately, at the rate NetBSD kernel development
> proceeds, lots of systems hackers are major users of these tools, and
> have to analyse a lot of kernel core dumps. It is true that the users
> don't care for themselves, but they should care in so far as they want
> their systems stable, which requires that the systems types be able to
> debug problems quickly.
I'd certainly like to speak up for "Yes, I REALLY DO use ps(1) on crash
...and netstat, and other tools... all the time.
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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