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

On Jan 1, 2010, at 9:57 AM, David Laight wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 01, 2010 at 09:22:55AM -0500, Steven Bellovin wrote:
>> 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.
> Maybe we should change it to output '.' at the start, '.' after the first
> disk write, then just (say) 77 more '.' until the end of the dump?
> (or the end of memory if doing a compressed dump).
> That would show it is working and give some idea when it will finish.

Sure.  I'm not wedded to any particular style of liveness indicator.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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