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Re: misc/44173: dump(8) format is not documented

The following reply was made to PR misc/44173; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (Eric Schnoebelen)
Subject: Re: misc/44173: dump(8) format is not documented
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:08:39 -0600

 The dump output file format is documented in
 That said, the output of dump(8) is not traditionally considered
 portable. It is/was only readable on systems of the same
 operating system and architecture.  I believe NetBSD has removed
 the architecture dependence over the years.
 (having flashbacks of implementing the original "large file"
 edition of dump/restore for ConvexOS 10.0..  Make the visions
 stop, please! :D)
 Eric Schnoebelen     
                Earth -- the insane asylum for the universe...

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