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Re: Boot hangs starting postfix

From: YONETANI Tomokazu <qhwt+dragonfly-bugs@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 10:26:15 +0900

On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 10:03:35PM +0100, Hiten Pandya wrote:
> Matthew Dillon wrote:
> >    Ok.  Since you can break into DDB> ... does that mean you can 
> >    generate a kernel dump?  If so I'd like to get a hold of it and
> >    the associated kernel.debug to track to track down the problem.
> >
> >						-Matt
> >
> 	He can't dump because the IPS driver doesn't support it; I
> 	looked at adding dump support to the IPS driver although it
> 	is not making it easy for us because of the way it abuses
> 	struct buf way down in the driver layer.
> 		-Hiten

Well, I think I can dump to an old IDE hard disk, if it helps.
I'll do it tomorrow after booting with a kernel compiled with gcc2
(I believe gdb still dumps core when trying to debug a kernel.debug
compiled with gcc3).

But having dump support in ips driver is definitely useful,
because then I don't have to swap CD-ROM drive and IDE disk.

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