Re: Kernel Debugging Hardware

Alan Cox (
Wed, 14 May 1997 22:32:25 +0100 (BST)

> 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. Also the external
log is a timed event log not a snapshot, so you tend to see things like

-SMP- kicking CPU
CPU#1 Ouch!
CPU#1 Trying to go 32bit
CPU#1 fault - I give up