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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, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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