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LinuxDevices: GPL'd Kernel Crash Dump Tool Aids Linux System Debugging

Nov 03, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"NTT Data and VA Linux of Japan have released an open source crash dumping tool for Linux kernels. Mini Kernel Dump is a Linux-based mini-kernel that runs underneath Linux kernels on IA-32 systems (other architectures pending), providing a stable environment for capturing and dumping crash dump data.

"According to NTT and VA, determining the cause of faults on Linux systems has been a weakness, because existing tools such as LKCD, netdump, and diskdump run on the very kernel they are monitoring. They also require device drivers..."

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