RELENG_6 kernel panic + savecore(8) problem (fwd)

Robert Watson rwatson at
Mon Nov 26 02:30:30 PST 2007


Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 18:33:13 -0800
From: Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at>
To: freebsd-stable at
Subject: Re: RELENG_6 kernel panic + savecore(8) problem

On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 06:21:36PM -0800, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> I believe the problem is that /etc/rc.d/swap1 is being run before
> savecore.  I'm guessing that swapon(8) actually destroys/clobbers the
> existing saved kernel panic/core data, thus one will never get a
> coredump in /var/crash.  I believe some re-organisation of rcorder(8)
> arguments in the files is in order, but I don't know what should
> be changed to what.
> I'll submit a PR for the above, because IMHO that's a serious one.

PR 118255 has been opened for this matter.

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