Subject: Re: Autosave of panic backtraces (was Re: Getting into the debugger)
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/18/1999 10:42:10
On Jan 17, Andrew Brown wrote
> >Just out of interest, is the i386 the only machine that trashes memory
> >on a reset, and thus has this problem?  Or is this another off the wall
> >question from Simon before the first coffee of that day?
> actually it doesn't.  at least...not every time.

This depends on your BIOS. I have one machine which behaves this way,
but for all others the BIOS fills in memory with 0's even for a warm boot.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.