[PATCH 1/8] pseries: phyp dump: Docmentation
ntl at pobox.com
Fri Jan 11 12:26:41 EST 2008
Mike Strosaker wrote:
> At the risk of repeating what others have already said, the PHYP-assistance
> method provides some advantages that the kexec method cannot:
> - Availability of the system for production use before the dump data is
> collected. As was mentioned before, some production systems may choose not
> to operate with the limited memory initially available after the reboot,
> but it sure is nice to provide the option.
I'm more concerned that this design encourages the user to resume a
workload *which is almost certainly known to result in a system crash*
before collection of crash data is complete. Maybe the gamble will
pay off most of the time, but I wouldn't want to be working support
when it doesn't.
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