Subject: re: lwp id in ktrace
To: Simon Burge <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/01/2003 17:31:31
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   Christos Zoulas wrote:
   > On Nov 27, 10:08am, (matthew green) wrote:
   > -- Subject: re: lwp id in ktrace
   > Yes, by adding a version record. If that record is absent, then we fall
   > back to the old code.
   > christos
   > |    
   > |    I've been thinking about this, and I cannot see how we can do it easily
   > |    in a backwards compatible way. Unfortunately there is no header in the
   > |    ktrace.out files so that we can deduce the version (we could add a version
   > |    header now though). 
   > | 
   > | is there a way to change the output such that old kdump will simply
   > | fail gracefully with new input?
   I think what Matt was asking is if an old kdump binary will still be
   able to successfully process a new file with a version record?

i don't care about "success" - but i don't want kdump to core dump
or something similarly broken.