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    SubjectRe: KMSGDUMP: dump kernel messages to a diskette
    On Thu, 8 Jul 1999, Riley Williams wrote:
    > Hi Dan.
    > >> 2. Dumping to hard disc. There is a veritable minefield of issues
    > >> to deal with here, not least the fact that such assumes that the
    > >> relevant controller subsystems are still working. I do not even
    > >> intend to begin to wade into those murky waters, sorry.
    > > See the bit about dumping on hard reset. Also Albert Cahalan's
    > > '286 return from real mode' comments. Seems like a reasonable
    > > way to go.
    > Reasonable for those who can afford to get their hard disks trashed
    > whilst the bugs are being worked out. I'll wait until it's finished,
    > thank you...

    Nope the dump on hard reset via 286 return to real mode should be 100%
    safe, as far as I can tell. Please explain why you think the hard disks
    would be trashed.

    -Dan


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