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SubjectRe: Suspend to disk panicked in -test9.
On Fri, 7 Nov 2003 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

> On Fri, 07 Nov 2003 15:14:06 GMT, davidsen@tmr.com (bill davidsen) said:
>
> > Or people who want it that way could put the setterm call in their
> > rc.local, of course. No patches required and the rest of the world
> > doesn't have to turn it on.
>
> Of course, this means that you have to know beforehand that your
> machine is going to panic.

Unless it panics in the boot and never loads the first startup file you
can execute the blank disable there.

> Rob Landley is right - there should be a patch to make it go away
> if the kernel panics.

There should be a lot of things, including writing the dump to a disk
partition like AIX, Solaris, etc, etc. That never got in, either. I'd
rather see the blank disable as a configurable boot time option, so people
who don't want it don't get it, and vice-versa.

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