[MPlayer-users] Re: "Core dumped :)" issue(?)
D Richard Felker III
dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Sep 21 02:02:42 CEST 2004
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 05:59:44PM -0500, Stephen Stocker wrote:
> 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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