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Re: Time to deprecate crash dump support in stats tools (or KVM-grovelers in general)?

On Sat, Apr 05, 2008 at 09:04:01PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 05, 2008 at 01:04:27PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> > 
> > On Apr 5, 2008, at 12:50 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > 
> > >What you say makes sense -- but is there a better way to get certain
> > >data from crash dumps?  Or are you saying we should just live without
> > >it?
> > 
> > Hm, I guess I forgot to complete my thought ... "Oh, yes, it's called  
> > GDB." :-)  GDB scripts are wonderful things.
> Or even a program designed to read such data from kernel dumps
> (and maybe even live systems - for debugging locked systems).
> Like the SVR4 crash, and solaris mdb -k.

I've often thought that a BSD version of SVR4 crash would be great.
Maybe that just because I've used crash (IRIX) or crash like programs
on the Cray systems I normally deal with.. :-)


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