crashing fresbsd 5.1-current?

Bruce Cran bruce at
Wed May 21 20:34:43 PDT 2003

On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 06:39:27AM -0600, Aaron Wohl wrote:
> How do I crash freebsd? I changed the dump* stuff in /etc/rc.conf.  I
> want to make sure it works.  I looked at man shutdown and man poweroff
> but I dont see a crash option.  There should be some option to a system
> call you need to be root to do that internaly does panic("test crash") ?

You can panic on-demand by using sysctl machdep.enable_panic_key and 
modifying the .kbd file for your layout to 
include a 'panic' key combination. Press
the keys and the system will panic.   Also, try 'man panic' for the
kernel-level syscall.

Bruce Cran

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