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SubjectRe: The stability crisis
> having a nice integrated kernel debugger like SGI's kdb would be great
> to resolve problems like these. the patch to dump an oops to a floppy is
> also good, but would it be possible to dump it to a file or a small
> partition on an internal disk instead? Linus, including a feature like
> that would make it a whole lot easier to get high quality oops reports to
> developers.
> - Chuck Lever

How about dumping to the swap partition along with a special sequence of
bytes used as a flag. This way when the machine is brought back up the
kernel can then use that special sequence of bytes along with the debug data
to generate a bug report.

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