Subject: Re: kdump dependency on kernel, ktrace id portability
To: Nathan J. Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
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
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
NetBSD: A drinking group with a serious computing problem.