Subject: Re: /sys/scsi/sd.c's sddump()
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Paul Kranenburg <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/05/1994 21:58:16
> One possibility is that the core dump format has changed recently, and
> i doubt the dump code has been updated to match.  you may want to look
> into this...

Crash dumps don't use the new (nor the old) core dump format. Its just
a sequential dump of physical memory + some machine specific state and
is not ordered in "segments" (registers+text+data[+data*] in current core
format).  Support for reading crash dumps is in libkvm.

On the sparc, crash dumps were ok with the sd dump routine. sddump() in
scsi/sd.c is currently incompatible with sparc's dumpsys() usage.