new core files

Mumit Khan khan@xraylith.wisc.EDU
Mon May 10 14:22:00 GMT 1999

Chris Faylor <> writes:
> On Mon, May 10, 1999 at 07:48:00PM +0000, Mikey wrote:
> >The reason that win32 doesn't support core dumps
> >is that it supports JIT debugging.
> Didn't Egor's previous patch pretty much accomplish this?
> Core files definitely have a use that is not encompassed by JIT debugging.

JIT is a good technology, but it's limited to interactive debugging as the
name says. I've had people email me 100MB core dumps and that was the only
way I could find certain problems that needed certain OS environment etc
that I just couldn't reproduce.

I believe JIT technology is capable of supporting these "post-mortem dumps",
but it's a lot of work to get it right.

I like core files. No wait, I hate core files ;-)


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