5.3-STABLE not saving panics ?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Jan 30 13:18:21 PST 2005

On Sun, Jan 30, 2005 at 07:00:47PM +0000, - wrote:
>    Hi,
> I Have a server that keeps panicking when under some load, and I need to 
> understand where the problem is. I've built a kernel with makeoptions 
> DEBUG=-g, DDB, DDB_UNATTENDED. I've added dumpdev="/dev/ad3s1b" to 
> rc.conf. But still, whenever it panicks, nothing will be logged to 
> /var/log/messages (my 5.2.1-RELEASE workstation also logs panics there) 
> and most important nothing will be in /var/crash/ ..
> I can confirm it is indeed panicking because a friend brought the server 
> from the datacenter to his home and we are testing it. I can easily make 
> it panic by killing init, but even these will not be dumped to /var/crash/
> Have I missed something obvious ?

Is savecore being run at boot time?

What is displayed on the console when the system panics?

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