LinuxDevices: GPL'd Kernel Crash Dump Tool Aids Linux System Debugging
Nov 03, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."