Allegedly, on or about 13 February 2018, Patrick O'Callaghan sent:
> I don't know of anything that will just restore all processes that
> happened to be running when a crash occurred, or why you would even
> want that.
You'd be highly likely to get another crash, for one thing.
Back when we used a Data General mainframe, it had a feature that on an
unexpected exit, all open files got saved as "crash save" files. It
meant that you didn't corrupt the prior version of a saved file. And
it meant that you could probably recover what you were just working on.
But you had to manually figure out what all *your* crash files were.
Which is probably just as well, because the previous error that put you
in that situation, may re-occur.
Having said that, I don't get much in the way of crashes on Linux,
these days. I used to get the occasional graphics crash, but that's
not surprising considering the lack of technical support for graphics
cards by the manufacturers (their reluctance to do anything other than
build gadgets for Windows, their reluctance to supply finished product
with all the bugs ironed out, their attitude into abandoning their
never-finished products and expecting you to just buy a new one, etc).
And there'd be other (probable) hardware faults. But mains power
failure and glitches are often the most common source of stuff-ups, and
a UPS is good insurance.
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 4.14.16-200.fc26.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jan 31 19:34:52 UTC 2018 x86_64
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Linux cures Windows pains.
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