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SubjectRe: What's left over.
On Sun, 3 Nov 2002 yodaiken@fsmlabs.com wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 03, 2002 at 08:48:30AM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > Quite clearly SCO, Sun, and IBM have been doing this for years without
> > offering dozens of options. I don't need it to sing and dance, I just need
> > a way to put the dump where I can find it. I'm not going to put another
> > box in at the end of a serial or parallel port, I don't have NVram, I do
> > have lopts of disk, and so does almost everyone else. I have remote
> > systems in wiring closets all over the country (all four time zones). They
> > are at the end of open net connections, unreliable and untrusted. I don't
> > want to bet that I have a working VPN, or that I can safely send all that
> > data without it being read by someone other than me.
> >
> > The AIX support has a group just to beat on dumps customers send. What
> > more evidence is needed that people can and do use the capability.

> You paid someone for this for AIX. So the solution is obvious for Linux.

No, it's included in AIX, SCO and Solaris. And analysis is included in
support contracts. With all the stuff added to Linux to keep up with both
M$ and commercial UNIX, I can't imagine why anyone would be against this.
At least anyone who wanted Linux to compete in the commercial server
market.

--
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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