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Re: kern/41310: NetBSD 5 savecore does not

The following reply was made to PR kern/41310; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Hauke Fath <>
Subject: Re: kern/41310: NetBSD 5 savecore does not
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 22:09:42 +0200

 At 17:40 Uhr +0000 30.04.2009, Matthias Drochner wrote:
 >  The "kernel" string in savecore.c can be NULL now. This is fine
 >  for kvm_openfiles(3), but not for open(2) or as a printf
 >  argument...
 >  It was good to drop use of getbootfile(3), but this
 >  wasn't done correctly.
 Nor documented, if I read savecore(8) correctly:
 -N         Use system as the kernel instead of the default (returned by
             getbootfile(3)).  Note that getbootfile(3) uses secure_path(3)
             to check that kernel file is ``secure'' and will default to
             /netbsd if the check fails.
 [hf@Gstoder] ~ > fgrep getbootfile /misc/netbsd-5/sbin/savecore/*
 /misc/netbsd-5/sbin/savecore/savecore.8:.Xr getbootfile 3 ) .
 /misc/netbsd-5/sbin/savecore/savecore.8:.Xr getbootfile 3
 [hf@Gstoder] ~ >

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