System Panics and Core Dump help

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Wed Jun 1 01:09:55 PDT 2005

On Wednesday,  1 June 2005 at  2:25:56 -0500, Denny White wrote:
> Just trying to get a heads up if I'm going about
> this in the right way, if I've understood what
> I've read and applied, outlined below.
> I read an article at Onlamp on how to prepare
> for system panics and core dumps. Article here:
> ...
> Now, in /var/log/messages, I get:
> savecore: unable to open bounds file, using 0
> savecore: no dumps found

Did you get a dump?  Otherwise the second message is normal.  The
first one is harmless, and should only occur on the first real dump.

> Am I right in assuming that the system's doing exactly what it's
> supposed to do? That is, checking for a dump when booting, not
> finding any, reporting as much, and proceeding booting as usual?

Assuming that you didn't write a dump, yes.

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