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SubjectRe: The stability crisis
On Fri, 2 Jul 1999, Alan Cox wrote:
> Thats the complex approach. Write a return to realmode handler,use the BIOS
> to write out the blocks and put an MD5 checksum around the dumping agent
> and its copy of every piece of data it needs.

Or find a way to prevent PC bios from wiping memory on hard reset, and
then add a dumper routine to lilo or the kernel. Eg lilo dumps ram to the
swap partition, which is then picked up during swapon when linux boots,
and written out to /var/adm/crash/

At least I understand this is the way IRIX and HP/UX do it.


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