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    SubjectRe: Oops assist...
    On Wed, 5 May 1999, Olaf Titz wrote:
    > > Even more ideal would be to dump the oops to somewhere non volatile over
    > > a reboot. I'm not sure there are good candidates for this on a PC.
    > SunOS thinks the swap disk is a good one (for making crash dumps of
    > the whole system actually). If code in the boot scripts checks for a
    > crash-dump signature on the primary swap disk _before_ swapon'ing it,
    > this could be easily accessed (i.e. written elsewhere).

    SGI preserves ram on a reboot, unlike some PC BIOS which scribbles all
    over RAM on a reboot. So SGI can do a 100% safe crashdump by dumping after
    the system has been reset. Anyone know a PC BIOS which doesnt mangle RAM?

    -Dan


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