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re: dumps & shutdown order (was Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch)

   On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 06:00:06PM -0500, David Young wrote:
   > On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 03:59:39PM -0500, David Young wrote:
   > > On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 10:18:55AM +0200, 
   > > > 
   > > > I think this deserves a heads-up to users because I, for one, usually
   > > > hardware reboot my computer while it dumps its GBs of RAM to the disk.
   > > 
   > > You're absolutely right.  Let me see what I can do with the order of
   > > things.  I already have some ideas in mind.  I can give the problem some
   > > attention on Monday.
   > Looks like I can move dumps back to their customary place in the
   > shutdown order by opening the dump device early in cpu_reboot(9) to
   > prevent its detachment, running the detachment/unmount loop, closing
   > the device, dumping, and running the detachment/unmount loop again.
   I don't think you should do this.  It makes it unlikely we will ever get
   a useful dump of a system which paniced from a filesystem problem.

it also means that filesystems won't get a final sync if the
dump hangs, which i see occasionally.

i would prefer the old ordering, or at least a choice.


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