docs/50790: [patch] Expand description of dumpdev use in Developers Handbook

Simon L.Nielsen simon at
Thu Apr 10 18:40:08 UTC 2003

>Number:         50790
>Category:       docs
>Synopsis:       [patch] Expand description of dumpdev use in Developers Handbook
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-doc
>State:          open
>Class:          update
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Apr 10 11:40:06 PDT 2003
>Originator:     Simon L. Nielsen
>Release:        FreeBSD 4.8-RC i386
Document that setting dumpdev in rc.conf also automatically calls
savecore on boot.

Change a reference to /etc/rc.conf to use rc.conf(5) instead.
--- doc-develbook-crashdump.patch begins here ---
Index: kerneldebug/chapter.sgml
RCS file: /home/ncvs/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/developers-handbook/kerneldebug/chapter.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.45
diff -u -d -r1.45 chapter.sgml
--- kerneldebug/chapter.sgml	12 Jan 2003 18:31:39 -0000	1.45
+++ kerneldebug/chapter.sgml	10 Apr 2003 18:23:14 -0000
@@ -24,7 +24,12 @@
 	(note that this will have to be done after configuring the partition in
 	question as swap space via &man.swapon.8;).  This is normally arranged
 	by setting the <varname>dumpdev</varname> variable in
-	<filename>/etc/rc.conf</filename>.</para>
+	&man.rc.conf.5;.  If you have set <varname>dumpdev</varname> variable
+	in &man.rc.conf.5; the &man.savecore.8; program will automatically be
+	called on the first multi-user boot after the crash and save the kernel
+	crash dump to the directory specified in the &man.rc.conf.5;
+	<varname>dumpdir</varname> variable (the default directory is
+	<filename>/var/crash</filename>).</para>
       <para>Alternatively, you can hard-code the dump device via the
 	<literal>dump</literal> clause in the <literal>config</literal> line of
--- doc-develbook-crashdump.patch ends here ---


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