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Re: savecore vs /var/run/rc.log

On Jan 1, 2010, at 8:32 AM, Paul Goyette wrote:

> Is it really necessary for savecore to do its progress/countdown thing?

Yes, to show that it's really doing something.
> I just got a crash on a machine with 6GB of RAM, and the resulting 
> /var/run/rc.log file has one humungous line of
>        6143 M^M 6142 M^M 6141 M^M 6140 M^M 6139 M^M 6138 M^M...
> that just goes on forever!  It took vi a couple of minutes to just open the 
> log file!

Having it appear in the log file is another matter...

                --Steve Bellovin,

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