Hard crash on 6.x -- reproducible, multiple people affected

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Apr 2 20:17:26 UTC 2006

On Sun, Apr 02, 2006 at 04:09:30PM -0400, Anish Mistry wrote:

> > It's not clear what he means by "hard crash", but he also says "and
> > power off", which is the part that is most confusing to me.
> Hmmm...I missed that part.  Yeah, if it powers off then I'm not sure 
> what you can do to debug it.

About all I can think of is to try to reproduce the problem with
enough logging enabled (e.g. running the binary under ktrace), with
sync-mounted filesystem, and hope that the last few entries give the
software developer enough of a clue what the process was doing at the
time of shutdown (the operation itself probably will not be logged)
that he can focus the investigation further.

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