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

Steven Rostedt rostedt at goodmis.org
Fri Jun 29 03:06:07 UTC 2012


On Wed, 2012-06-27 at 12:09 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-06-27 at 14:00 +0300, Dan Carpenter 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.

+1

The number of times that I had to go back and say "can you give me your
full dmesg please" (for those I know had the crash logged via serial).
And they would still just send me the 'cut here' part. Sometimes this
happened to me by other kernel developers :-p

-- Steve




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