[MPlayer-users] Re: "Core dumped :)" issue(?)
lpar at par1.net
Tue Sep 21 00:59:44 CEST 2004
I'm not subscribed to the mplayer-dev list, but I've been reading
comments about the message MPlayer gives after successfully dumping a
stream (Core dumped:)).
First, I'm far from a guru of any aspect of Linux, I'm just a
tinkerer, somebody who can occasionally hack together a semi-decent
shell script. I've been using MPlayer since sometime in 2001.
Frankly, I never thought much about seeing a message that said "Core
dumped :)" after successfully saving a stream, other than being glad
that it worked. Never *once* did it bother me, and I'm baffled as to
how anyone could be bothered by it!
If you know enough to know what a core dump is, you also know that
what MPlayer's doing is *not* it. A program which runs perfectly, then
stops perfectly with a message saying "Core dumped :)" being confused
with an actual problem??? Come on!
If there's anybody around who ever thought that message signified a
problem, they probably also need to be told that MPlayer works better
when power is applied to the computer and monitor!
This is just my opinion, but I find the message rather amusing, and
about the most harmless thing imaginable.
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