On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 7:37 AM, Andriy Gapon <a...@freebsd.org> wrote: > > I have recently discovered 'dumpdev' kernel environment variable that is > settable, for example, from loader.conf. To me it *seems* that this variable > has to be set to a device name / path without the leading '/dev'.
Why? > If that's so, > then rc.d/dumpon must prepend '/dev' when passing the value of 'dumpdev' to > dumpon(8). dumpon(8) opens the configured file (accessible in the normal namespace, i.e. "/dev/ada0s1b") and uses a magical ioctl on the device to configure it as the dump device. This is all documented in dumpon(8). Additionally, dumpon.c is short and quite legible. I don't see etc/rc.d/dumpon prepending /dev to anything. Best, Conrad _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"