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attilio at freebsd.org
Thu Sep 2 19:53:04 UTC 2010
2010/9/2 Ed Maste <emaste at freebsd.org>:
> On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 10:35:13AM -0400, Ryan Stone wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 5:33 AM, Attilio Rao <attilio at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> > Log:
>> > Introduce a flag field for the dumpers and use it immediately for the
>> > DIF_NET flag.
>> > This flag is responsible for toggling a netdump and having a correct set
>> > of dumplo in the dumping routines.
>> To be honest, I'd be happier if the DIF_NET flag disappeared entirely.
>> It seems to me that dumpsys shouldn't need knowledge of disk geometry
>> -- especially now when there may not be a disk at all. It seems to me
>> that the correct interface would be for dumpsys to pass the offset
>> into the core file to the dumper, and the dumper should convert that
>> to a value appropriate for the dump device.
> I agree; in fact, on my ToDo list I've got:
> 14. dump_write API change to take offset (and add di->mediaoffset itself)
> * makes netdumping slightly cleaner
> If this is the only use of DIF_NET flag then we certainly should be
> able to get rid of it.
Yes, I think that it should be eas(ish)y to do and I think it is a good idea.
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