How to diagnose crashes?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Jul 5 16:54:31 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 10:52:06AM -0600, Chris Burchell wrote:
> My FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE box seems to be spontaneously restarting from
> time to time.
> I have not yet contacted the colo facility to determine if it's a power
> issue, but wonder if anyone can help me out in how to diagnose whether
> or not it's a server crash and not a power problem.
> Where should I look for tips / hints that might help me determine the
> cause of a crash that forced a reboot?

See the chapter on kernel debugging in the developers' handbook.

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