Bruce Cran bruce at
Mon Sep 6 08:03:33 UTC 2010

On Mon, 6 Sep 2010 00:28:19 -0700 (PDT)
vyaaghrah-nix at wrote:

> Hi Everybody
> Greetings!
> I am new to the mailing list and working newly on the FreeBSD
> platform. I have some query regarding the kernel dump which i am
> trying to decode.
> #0  doadump (di=0xc0baca40, live_dump=0) at 
> ../../../../../src/bsd/sys/kern/kern_shutdown.c:444
> #1  0xc0593b32 in boot (howto=260) at 
> ../../../../../src/bsd/sys/kern/kern_shutdown.c:531
> #2  0xc0593fe3 in panic (fmt=0xc0af61cc "%s: nhindex %u could not be 
> allocated\n") at ../../../../../src/bsd/sys/kern/kern_shutdown.c:897
> I need help in understanding what is function doadump? what role it
> plays in FreeBSD. And what do i interpret from the output above.

doadump() is just the function that wrote the kernel dump: you need to
look at the functions below panic() in the call stack to see what caused
the crash. Already you can see that the problem was:

%s: nhindex %u could not be allocated

Bruce Cran

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