A New FreeBSD Server
mwm-keyword-freebsdhackers2.e313df at mired.org
Mon Jun 26 15:12:32 UTC 2006
In <20060626111208.P77513 at woozle.rinet.ru>, Dmitry Morozovsky <marck at rinet.ru> typed:
> On Sat, 24 Jun 2006, Mike Meyer wrote:
> MM> The other constraint on swap is that if you want the system to save a
> MM> core dump if it panics, you need a device to dump on that's 64Kb
> MM> bigger than ram. That's one device, not all of swap.
> This is not quite true, as there always are some unused memory regions, hence
> you need not add 64k to RAM size. At least, I had no trouble using swap == RAM
> for last 5 years or so...
Or memory areas that aren't needed when doing the post mortem. The
question is, how do you guarantee that those are what's not going to
make it out to the dump device?
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.
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