svn commit: r197065 - in stable/8: etc/defaults lib/libc/stdlib sys/amd64/conf sys/i386/conf sys/ia64/conf sys/pc98/conf sys/powerpc/conf sys/sparc64/conf

Robert Watson rwatson at
Thu Sep 10 17:00:31 UTC 2009

On Thu, 10 Sep 2009, Remko Lodder wrote:

> I agree with that; it would (!) help the bugbusting team in gathering 
> required information. If there is an way to automate crashdumps and proper 
> reporting and stick that in /var/crash/crash.$date or something and tell 
> people that they can report their problems on the bugs list where needed, we 
> have information upfront. I still remember the time where we had to chase 
> people to get this information, sometimes never being able to properly get 
> the information. If it is there by default, it will help.
> Please consider keeping it enabled..

Well, John's crashinfo(8) tool from Yahoo! does all this, the only "problem" 
is that it requires extracting the crashdump to a local file system.  It seems 
like we have a lot of the right ingredients, maybe we can have a 
brain-storming session on distributed diagnostics and debugging at the 
Devsummit on how to find some better middle grounds here.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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