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SubjectRe: writing OOPS/panic info to nvram?

On 2002.09.04 Remco Post wrote:
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>On woensdag, september 4, 2002, at 02:54 , Morten Helgesen wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 01:49:12PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2002-09-04 at 13:31, Morten Helgesen wrote:
>>>> True - the 'normal' size on a PC is apparently something like 114
>>>> bytes ...
>>>> I guess we could use it for something useful ... but maybe not for
>>>> OOPSen/panics.
>>>> I didn`t realize we only had 114 bytes to work with.
>>> We don't. They are all used by the BIOS
>> That makes it even less useful. Oh well.
>For PC style hardware it does. For other platforms, it's stil nice to be
>able to see the oops info on an unattended crash (all crashes? ;) Dump
>to nvram, dump to file after boot.... Other option is to crash-dump to
>swap... Question is, do you really want to do that?

Instead of swap, let user specify a partition to raw dump there. If a user
wants crash dumps, he has to leave some small disk space free and give an
option like "dump=/dev/hda7".

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