On Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:02:30 +0300
Andriy Gapon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> But what was the reason that dumpdev="AUTO" was reverted?
> I remember that POLA was quoted at the time.
> I am not sure what the astonishment actually was - perhaps 'AUTO' was
> not smart enough and destroyed somebody's data?
The problem with "AUTO" is that it takes time to do the dump unless
using textdumps; it also has the potential of failing and leaving the
system unusable until someone resets it. I believe the argument was
that for production servers you want the system to be up and running
again as soon as possible after a crash.