[2/3] 2.6.22-rc2: known regressions v2

Ingo Molnar mingo at elte.hu
Fri May 25 08:34:56 EDT 2007

* Chris Newport <crn at netunix.com> wrote:

> There is a fundamental problem in getting a decent log to debug a 
> crashed kernel.  Maybe we should take a hint from Solaris. If the 
> kernel crashes Solaris dumps core to swap and sets a flag. At the next 
> boot this image is copied to /var/adm/crashdump where it is preserved 
> for future debugging. Obviously swap needs to be larger than core, but 
> this is usually the case.

we've got kdump, but it's not usually enabled by default by distros.


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