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Re: misc/38425 (savecore confused if getbootfile(3) fails)

The following reply was made to PR misc/38425; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Tom Spindler <>
To: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
Subject: Re: misc/38425 (savecore confused if getbootfile(3) fails)
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 05:20:55 -0700

 > talking about the right solution, savecore should not use /dev/ksyms
 > or info from the live kernel at all.  we should store necessary info
 > in the dump itself.  (as freebsd does?)
 Well, the only thing that the current booted kernel filename is
 used for is in the check_free() routine; if you eliminate that,
 savecore works as expected. I'm somewhat tempted to just remove the
 func entirely, as these days it's difficult to guess what the size
 of the coredump + size of the kernel will actually be - especially
 if they're gzipped.

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