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Question: How to get a Memory snapshot ?

Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Date: Sat, 24 May 1997 14:42:34 GMT
From: Manuel Porras Brand <>


In my course of Operating Systems my final consists of the following:

If i'm using Linux as OS and suddenly the power shuts down, how can i now what was in the system runnig at that moment (process, jobs, users, etc ). Maybe getting a snapshot of the memory blocks where Linux puts this info. If this is the solution , how can i do it? If not, which one could it be ? Or where in the web can i find docs or any information about this ?


PS : Sorry for my English.


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