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SubjectRe: silly [< >] and other excess
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On Wed, 22 Nov 2000 21:54:48 -0500 (EST), 
"Albert D. Cahalan" <acahalan@cs.uml.edu> wrote:
>Under NO circumstances should klogd or ksymoops mangle the
>original oops. The raw oops data MUST be completely preserved.
>It is a serious bug that this is not what currently happens.

ksymoops prints the original data followed by the decode, it is clean.

<rant> klogd only prints the decoded data, often gets it wrong and
leaves garbage for ksymoops. I did a patch to klogd a couple
of years ago and sent it to the maintainer but neither the sysklogd
maintainer nor the distributors seem to care. </rant>

>The hard part of klogd/ksymoops is decoding the code bytes AFAIK.
>The rest is a just a cross between grep and ps -- you search and
>you do symbol lookups. I could throw it together in a few hours,
>minus the disassembly part.

Take a look at the code in ksymoops oops.c before you make rash
statements like that. It has to handle _all_ architecture messages,
including cross arch debugging.

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