Bug 356121 - Dump does not default to level 9 as per the man page.
Dump does not default to level 9 as per the man page.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dump (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Tkac
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Blocks: 409971
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Reported: 2007-10-28 21:52 EDT by Norm Murray
Modified: 2017-10-11 09:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-15 06:14:47 EDT
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Set the default dump level to 9. (291 bytes, text/x-patch)
2007-10-29 00:15 EDT, Wade Mealing
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Description Wade Mealing 2007-10-28 21:52:11 EDT
Description of problem:

The default increment dump level is not "9" when omit the option "-level".  This
 is is different than the expected behavior in the man page.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

dump-0.4b41-2.fc6.src.rpm (yes, el5)

How reproducible:

Every time

 1. suppose the test device is 'dev', and this device is smaller enough to dump
to the root filesystem (dev: for example /dev/sdb)
  2. execute command "dump -u -f back 'dev'"
  3. execute command "dump -f back 'dev'"
  4. execute command "file back | grep -i "level 9"

Actual results:

Dump level is 0.

Expected results:

Dump level should be 9 if no -[0-9] level specified as per man dump(8).

Additional info:
Comment 1 Wade Mealing 2007-10-29 00:15:32 EDT
Created attachment 241081 [details]
Set the default dump level to 9.

This sets the default dump level to 9.	It seems that pretty much everything
that that is incompatible with setting to 9 overrides the dump level anyway.
but to this is to be in accordance to the man page.

This may change expected behavior ( as it attempts to default to nothing (see
the select case in the code)
Comment 3 Adam Tkac 2007-10-31 08:20:37 EDT
Modify manpage sounds better for me because this behavior (dump level 0 by
default) is more intuitive than level 9 by default
Comment 15 Adam Tkac 2009-03-09 09:21:26 EDT
fixed in dump-0.4b41-3.el5
Comment 20 errata-xmlrpc 2009-04-15 06:14:47 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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