[Vm-dev] Re: RFC: Unix 3.11.3-2116 VM
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Sep 1 16:12:18 UTC 2009
David Farber wrote:
> On Sep 1, 2009, at 9:28 AM, Ian Piumarta wrote:
>> Is enabling IMAGE_DUMP in sqUnixMain.c sufficient for what you need?
>> We could also have an option that names an image dump file, disabling
>> the dump if no name is given but still printing the stack.
> I was looking at this code earlier this year. I couldn't convince
> myself that the resulting image would actually be usable. If the VM
> just dumps the image, then won't you (at the very least) lose all your
> file handles including the handle to the changes file? And if you've
> lost your handle to the changes file then the image won't, for any
> practical purposes be usable.
> Am I missing something?
The simulator. It can be used to inspect the contents of an image file
regardless of whether you run it or it. Useful for post-mortem analysis.
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