Subject: Re: Coredump in shutdown.
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/31/1999 14:26:59
On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 12:33:57PM +0100, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> > In article <>,
> > (Anders Magnusson) writes:
> > > Main question:
> > > Why doesn't it dump core on i386? 
> > 
> > I have asked this very question more than one time when I had the same
> > problem with the pc532 port about 1.5 years ago. I finally gave up and
> > changed exect to be execve (like it is the case on every port except the
> > vax and i386). Now I'd just like to know why the vax didn't show up this
> > problem earlier.
> > 
> Tha vax may have showed up this earlier, but I never use shutdown myself
> so I don't know. Why is shutdown using exect() at all??? 

Nobody remembers. I couldn't find any trace of an explanation.
I've changed it to execve().

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