Subject: Re: kernel debugging with /proc & /kern (was: word processor that runs on NetBSD/i386? (FAQ?))
To: NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/24/1998 15:41:21
On Jun 24, Greg A. Woods wrote
> That's bogus.  There are ample tools for analyzing crash dumps without
> needing to use netstat/ps/pstat/vmstat et al.  Those latter tools might
> be useful for a non-kernel hacker to use for such analysis, but in my
> experience these tools are not ideal for use by kernel hackers and only
> get used because of a lack of truely suitable tools.  They often abstract
> their data too much from the actual kernel data structures and usually
> also omit critical elements of internal data structures to be of any
> advanced use.

I have to disagree here. Actually I've always found it usefull to be able
to run ps to a core dump. You need it to find various things, and especially
the proc address you can set in geb later.
Or do you want to integrate 'ps' in 'gdb' ? 

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.