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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%cirr.com@localhost (Eric Schnoebelen)
Cc: misc-bug-people%NetBSD.org@localhost, gnats-admin%NetBSD.org@localhost,
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 eric%cirr.com@localhost
Earth -- the insane asylum for the universe...
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