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Re: [patch] netconsole-2.4.10-B1

To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [patch] netconsole-2.4.10-B1
From: John Alvord <jalvo@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 09:32:00 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>, Andreas Dilger <adilger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Sat, 29 Sep 2001, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> 
> sorry :-) definitions of netconsole-terms:
> 
> 'server': the host that is the source of the messages. Ie. the box that
>           runs the netconsole.o module. It serves log messages to the
>           client.
> 
> 'client': the host that receives the messages. This box is running the
>           netconsole-client.c program.
> 
> 'target': the host that gets the messages sent - ie. the client.
> 
> 'target IP address': the IP address of the 'target'.
> 
> 'target ethernet address': the local-net host or first-hop router that
>                            gets the netconsole UDP packets sent. Ie. it
>                            does not necesserily match the MAC address of
>                            the 'target'.
> 
> (i can see where the confusion comes from, 'syslog servers' are ones that
> receieve syslogs. It's a backwards term i think. 'netconsole servers' are
> the ones that produce the messages.)
> 
> does it make more sense now? :)

Would this scheme work for crash dump capturing?

john


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