docs/159650: dumpdev variable was changed to "no" on September 2009
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Wed Aug 10 17:10:11 UTC 2011
>Synopsis: dumpdev variable was changed to "no" on September 2009
>Arrival-Date: Wed Aug 10 17:10:09 UTC 2011
>Originator: Jeremy Chadwick
>Release: FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE amd64
System: FreeBSD icarus.home.lan 8.2-STABLE FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE #0: Mon Aug 8 07:16:45 PDT 2011 root at icarus.home.lan:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/X7SBA_RELENG_8_amd64 amd64
In the following freebsd-stable@ discussion thread, the "dumpdev"
rc.conf variable and its defaults have come under scrutiny:
In September 2009 a commit was made to change the default value of
dumpdev from "AUTO" to "NO":
Yet the FreeBSD Handbook "Kernel Debugging" section 10.1.1 states:
"AUTO is the default as of FreeBSD 6.0."
Which is no longer true for any release/build past September 2009 (sans
HEAD/CURRENT, where "AUTO" is still the default).
Please update the Handbook to reflect reality. :-) Someone will need
to review the RELENG_7 tag to see if/when src/etc/defaults/rc.conf was
changed there as well.
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