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A core dump is closer to a GPF...

Joel


> > 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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  Joel Baumert
  Zworld, Senior Software Engineer
  http://www.zworld.com
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