RAS tools - not meant for just "enterprise" distributions
Posted Jul 21, 2005 12:55 UTC (Thu) by suparna
Parent article: Kernel Summit 2005: RAS tools
Just a quick observation - first failure data capture tools are pretty useful in general and not likely to be limited to "enterprise" distributions (even though that is where the tools have been most desperately needed). For example kexec based crash dumps have already been used for resolving problems reported by testers during regular kernel development, and now that it is in mainline, wider use for better bug reporting will hopefully help improve the rate of resolution of bugs and hence quality of kernel development. Likewise with probe handler utilities. This is why keeping sync is an especially important design issue to be tackled, so that the tools are useful all through.
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