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Gregory Maxwell wrote:
>
> On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > > Ehh? And exactly _how_ would a debugger help it.
> > >
> > > Especially as Alan quoted an example of a driver bug that didn't get fixed
> > > for several months because the maintainer didn't have the hardware.
> > >
> > > What would a debugger have done?
> >
> > Let the end user give me essential answers on what was happening at the failure
> > point. Think of it as a crash dump tool with extra controls
> [snip]
>
> If this is your primary argument for a kernel debugger, a 'crash dump tool
> with extra controls', then why not just cleanly implement a 'crash dump
> tool with extra controls'.

Where did he say 'primary argument'?

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Daniel
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