Subject: Re: rough SA patch (works on SMP)
To: Greywolf <>
From: None <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/25/2003 22:39:19
On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 11:02:58PM -0700, Greywolf wrote:
> Opinion survey:  Would dump(8) benefit from SA/LWP?

If a dump was written to have multiple threads instead of processes then
I'd hope that new dump had a decent locking protocol.

The dump in 1.6 is useless for me because it insists on sending itself
signals before it is ready. This causes it to hang. I do backups
with pax instead because pax, uh, works.

(My plate is full. I figure at the rate I'm going I can have a new
dump written in a couple of years. *sigh*)
Kevin P. Neal                      
           On the community of supercomputer fans:
"But what we lack in size we make up for in eccentricity." 
  from Steve Gombosi, comp.sys.super, 31 Jul 2000 11:22:43 -0600