Subject: Re: kdump dependency on kernel, ktrace id portability
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/09/2004 11:25:40
Thus spake Nathan J. Williams ("NJW> ") sometime Today...

NJW> It still doesn't solve much of a problem. Having to rebuild kdump
NJW> occasionally when you're hacking on the kernel just isn't much of a
NJW> burden.

It's not a huge burden, but it's sufficiently annoying to qualify as
a hemorrhoid.  Every time I build a new kernel, to have to go and rebuild
kdump is kind of a drag.

A thought:  If there are utilities and such tied to the kernel (I'm not
aware of all of them, BTW), it would be nice even to have a notice or a
warning saying "Hey, you need to update kdump (and vmstat and fstat
and...and...)" printed out at the end of rebuilding the kernel.  Or even
just to have a checklist of that stuff would be nice to have around.

NJW>         - Nathan

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