Re: Kernel Debugging Hardware

Dan Hollis (
Thu, 15 May 1997 14:13:20 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 14 May 1997, Alan Cox wrote:
> > What would be better is to make a real crashdumper for the kernel.
> > Something akin to what Sun or FreeBSD has.
> >
> > Have a peep at
> > to see how FreeBSD does it.
> Have you ever had a SunOS box get somewhat scrambled and dump its memory
> image over / - sometimes Id be happier with an external log.

Havent heard of any FreeBSD boxes stomping / though. So however they do
it, it must be more robust than Sun.

For the terminally paranoid, perhaps crash dumps could be made over the
parallel port to a machine configured to grab them.