Short HOWTO on reading a core to determine why my server is rebooting?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Jun 5 13:34:01 UTC 2007

Paul Hoffman <phoffman at> writes:

> Hi again. I have a server running 6.0 that has been spontaneously
> rebooting every few weeks. Is there a short HOWTO that tells me how to
> read the files in /var/crash to at least find out what the kernel
> thinks the issue is? There is nothing in /var/log/messages of interest
> before the crash, nothing in 'dmesg -a' in coming up that says
> anything interesting, and there's plenty of room on the drives.

There is some information in developers' handbook.
The FAQ entry about looking at kernel panics might help also.

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