on architecture of dumping

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Aug 18 11:57:20 UTC 2009

In message <4A8A9699.1020808 at freebsd.org>, Andriy Gapon writes:

>>> I think that we should switch from current approach of hierarchically
>>> configuring dumper to having a hierarchy of dumpers.
>> I think this is utterly wolly thinking.
>'wolly'? Please improve my English.

Wolly as in "unclear".

>> The amount of complexity this will impose is staggering, and the potential
>> benefit is no where close to justifying it.
>I can't see the staggering complexity in the proposal, could you please expand?
>Example of what I had in mind (pseudo-code):

That may be the difference between you and me, I do see the complexity.

I suggest you try to implement it, it is probably just as fast as me
trying to convince you this is not simple.

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