:On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> * make sure your swap partition is large enough to hold the crash
:> dump. If you have 256MB of ram, your swap partition must be
:> at least 256MB in size.
:Is there any reason that savecore(8) can't write compressed crashdumps?
:(Other than no one haveing ever written the the code, of course.) In
:other words, if I wrote this would it get committed?
A crash dump would have to uncopmressed to gdb it. If you have
sufficient space to hold a crash dump, just point /var/crash at that
space. If you compress it right off the bat then someone is going to
have to uncompress it to look at it.
I sometimes compress crash dumps if I want to save them after I'm through
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