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Re: [Xen-ia64-devel] Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/5][IA64][HVM] Windows cras

To: Jürgen Groß <juergen.gross@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Masaki Kanno <kanno.masaki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-ia64-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-ia64-devel] Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/5][IA64][HVM] Windows crashdump support
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 08:00:40 +0000
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On 23/1/07 7:47 am, "Jürgen Groß" <juergen.gross@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> It just seems a lot of plumbing for something not very useful, at least to
>> users. You can dump memory via 'xm dump' after all if that's your goal (or
>> will be able to when Isaku's patches go in). Would anyone else in the ai64
>> community like to speak up for these patches?
> I think there is a big difference between 'xm dump' and a dump done by domU.
> Detailed error analysis might be possible only with a dump taken via domU as
> the dump analysis tools will work in most cases on the domU specific dump
> format only.
> Outside the Linux world :-) (e.g. in most UNIX flavors) crash dump analysis
> is very useful!
> I would strongly support Masaki's patches.

If that's the aim then perhaps the xm command should be given a better name.
'xm os-init' is rather meaningless outside the context of physical INIT
buttons on ia64 systems -- not a very generic concept to export to a VM
management tool! Perhaps 'xm os-dump' with a guest-specific backend
implementation in xend (default to fail with an error message).

 -- Keir

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