Getting A Kernel Dump - SOLVED!
drew at mykitchentable.net
Fri Apr 21 22:07:51 UTC 2006
On 4/19/2006 7:22 PM Kevin Kinsey said the following:
> Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>> I have a 6.0 system running on a P3 550 that
>> is rebooting every now and then due to a
>> trap 12 error. I've followed the steps at
>> for getting a crash dump but I'm not getting dumps. Here's the
>> relevant line from rc.conf:
>> And it seems to be OK as dumpon has no problem
>> when I set this manually:
>> blacksheep# dumpon -v /dev/da1s1b
>> kernel dumps on /dev/da1s1b
>> My swap partition is 750 MB and the total system
>> memory is 384 MB. Any ideas on what I might be doing wrong?
> Unfortunately, no. Read this today, though:
> Since I've not read the handbook section you mention, I can't
> say if it's duplicate info or not. But this was pretty good stuff,
> as Michael's stuff always seems to be....
Thanks for your reply. In going over everything again, I finally
figured out I had made a dumb mistake. I have a small root partition
(500 MB) and normally symlink /var to /var/usr. However in this case, I
hadn't made that symlink after restoring from a disk crash about a month
ago. So there was not enough room in /var/crash to create the dump.
'savecore' was keeping me from shooting myself in the foot. :)
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