Subject: Re: savecore_flags="-z"
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/02/1999 13:03:07
>>> [...] only saving pages used by the kernel [...]
>> It could also lose crucial information, because what you'd really be
>> saving is pages the kernel thinks are in use, [...]
> That might seem like a good argument, but in fact virtually no bugs
> (*none* that I know of) encountered in the last 3-4 years are of that
> nature.

Then the space savings are probably worth the risk, especially if...

> And it would be easier to have a knob to change the behavior.

...full coredumps can be turned on in case someone suspects such a bug.

The biggest price I see then is libkvm support for a more complex
kernel coredump format.

					der Mouse

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