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Micah Cowan wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 01:28:13PM -0700, speck@blkmtn.org wrote:
> > 3.  Nah, that's a myth.  NT Administrators don't cringe at Blue, we know how to properly install software so we see it about as often as Unix admins see a core dump.  It's END USERS or those who THINK they are admins playing with their systems and failing to view the README files that cringe at BLUE.
> But that's *exactly* the point!  BSODs and coredumps are at completely
> different levels!  UNIX coredumps are analagous to Windows blandly
> announcing that your application has quit due to some unknown error
> (except with coredumps you have a better chance of determining what
> that error was); BSODs are analogous to full-on-kernel panics (uh,
> actually, that's exactly what they are, by definition).  Okay, all you
> Linux admins raise your hands if you've seen a kernel panic on a
> non-development Linux station in the last three years?  :)
> I haven't seen a kernel panic in years, and when I did, it was due to
> bad hardware.
> But working as an NT admin, I saw them about every other day.
> Micah

Very good point; and a coredump isn't exactly the same level of guru
meditation that you get with a BSOD.  Coredumps tell you *exactly* what
the system was doing; BSODs just give you an idea.

Don Werve <donw@examen.com>
Jr. Unix System Administrator

"Fear is the mind-killer." (Frank Herbert)

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