file locking.

David O'Brien obrien at
Fri Aug 31 15:03:34 PDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 04:35:20PM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Thursday 16 August 2007 04:18:51 pm Jeff Roberson wrote:
> > Do we have an official stance on libkvm?  Now that we have sysctl for 
> > run-time it's only useful for crashdump debugging.  Really in most cases 
> > it could be replaced with a reasonable set of gcc scripts.
> s/gcc/gdb/.  At work we do mostly post-mortem analysis, so having working 
> libkvm is still very important for us.  xref the way I just fixed netstat to 
> work again on coredumps recently.  Breaking fstat on coredumps would probably 
> be very annoying.

This applies at Juniper as well.  I think post-mortem analysis is a Big
Deal(tm) to those developing commercial products based on FreeBSD.

-- David  (obrien at

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