Running Filer from the System Debugger and Coroner
The System Debugger and Coroner are used by qualified personnel to analyze and repair
serious system problems. Filer can be run from within System Debugger and Coroner.
When run from System Debugger, Filer does not observe file system locking protocols.
Because these protocols are normally used to avoid hang or deadlock situations, and
to prevent access to file system segments that are in use by other processes, improper
use of Filer from the System Debugger can result in file system corruption.
When run from Coroner, Filer presents a subset of the normal Filer commands that are
suitable to working with crashdump data. The Filer HELP command displays the Filer
commands that are available in the current context within which Filer is running.