Subject: bin/8247: monop(6) save/restore doesn't work.
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From: None <simonb@NetBSD.ORG>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/21/1999 01:50:50
>Number:         8247
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       monop(6) save/restore doesn't work
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Aug 21 01:50:00 1999
>Originator:     Simon Burge
	IBM Global Services Australia
>Release:        NetBSD-current 19990821
System: NetBSD simonpc 1.4J NetBSD 1.4J (SIMONPC) #22: Sun Aug 8 03:05:51 EST 1999 simonb@simonpc:/NetBSD/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/SIMONPC i386

	monop(6) saves and restores games by dumping all of memory
	from the "start" symbol to the "end" symbol, and restores
	by blindly reading in the same over the current data area.
	This fails with a core dump on a -current pmax, i386 (elf)
	and alpha, a 1.4.1 i386 and a 1.3.3 sparc.  I'm curious to
	know when (if ever) this acutally worked...

	From a shell prompt, type:

	Non-given.  To be done properly it probably needs to worry
	about the stack and misc. other things.  I suggest writing
	out game state in an ascii format...