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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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