On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Matthew Dillon wrote:

> :And how do you create dumps from a kernel that hasn't finished booting
> :(not gotten to the stage of reading rc.conf)? 'dumps on' in kernel
> :config does not seem to do the job.
> :
> :Nick
>     You can do it manually from /etc/rc.  If it doesn't even get that far,
>     you used to be able to specify it in the kernel config but I do not know
>     if that is possible any more.

I remember doing this once or twice from DDB - writing appropriate values
to _dumpdev, as they appeared on running system.

Of course, the system can be in such state that this could equally well
do more harm than good... :-/

Andrzej Bialecki

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