[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] kernel core dump and "dying breath"

Jiri Kosina jkosina at suse.cz
Wed Jun 27 11:24:57 UTC 2012


On Wed, 27 Jun 2012, David Woodhouse wrote:

> > Another idea would be to not scroll the message off the screen in
> > the first place.  Maybe we could look for the [ cut here ] line and
> > stop when it hits the top of the screen? 
> 
> Please no. That [cut here] line is worse than useless — it's actively
> harmful in many cases. I *often* see dumps where the interesting part of
> the crash is *before* that line.

... and in other cases it's the very begining of the dump that is 
interesting (i.e. bottom of the stacktrace).

I am afraid this can't be generalized easily, so we should focus on 
finding ways of always getting the full dump (such as QR codes).

-- 
Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs


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