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The Computer Failure Data Repository (www.usenix.org)
9 points by mpiedrav 6 months ago | hide | past | web | 1 comment | favorite

I'm sad this post hasn't really taken off.

I just grabbed the first listed Cray XT2 crashdump. I managed, just barely :), to not read the README file until I was done looking through everything else.

The (apparent) root cause was determined after an engineer pulled a couple of 64-bit hex strings that were apparently the wrong magic values out of 310MB of text. A definite case of having to know what you're looking for.

As for looking through dmesg et al, it vaguely reminds me of the PlayStation/2 developer system... but bigger, and with awesome networking and compute instead of graphics.

Google isn't finding any hits for some of the XT2 kernel's boot-time text strings :D

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