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Re: Post-mortem debugging tools

On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 10:25:23AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 09:39:04PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>  > we have quite a few tools in base that still require KVM or optionally
>  > support it. Removing all tools that require KVM for operation (and
>  > therefore setgid) is one of the open goals. It would be nice if that
>  > doesn't require adding lots of duplicate code. For that, a decision is
>  > required what programs are required for post-mortem analysis (i.e.
>  > debugging kernel dumps) and limit dual-KVM/sysctl code paths to that.
> ISTM that there should be one library (probably not the libkvm we
> currently have) that does both things transparently. That, or sysctl
> emulation for dump images.

That still requires duplicate code, so it doesn't change the question of
what such code is needed for.


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