[PATCH 1/8] pseries: phyp dump: Docmentation

Nathan Lynch 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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