core dump with dump command SOLVED

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Thu Feb 16 06:52:51 PST 2006

On 2006-02-16 09:29, Joe Auty <joe at> wrote:
> Thanks everybody for their help.
> As it turns out, I guess dump was being starved for memory, as
> running it while booted into FreeBSD normally using -L to indicate a
> live filesystem worked just fine. I believe this is because there is
> an extra swap file available from a normal FreeBSD boot, as specified
> in my /etc/rc.conf. I'm not sure if my theory completely holds up,
> but there you have it.
> Thanks again! I'm up and running...

That's very likely.  I usually start single user mode with something
like the following:

    # adjkerntz -i
    # swapon -a
    # fsck -p
    # mount -u /
    # mount -va

Having a swap partition enabled definitely helps to avoid ending up
without any free memory ;)

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