(Seemingly) Spontaneous rebooting

Dominic Marks dom at helenmarks.co.uk
Tue Dec 19 06:19:53 PST 2006

On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 13:48:47 +0000
Joe Holden <joe at joeholden.co.uk> wrote:

> Ma wrote:
> > I have almost the same reboots on my server. :( And it may reboot 
> > serval times a day. I'd like to know how to get crash dumps? What is 
> > added in your rc.conf?
> >
> > --
> > Ma Jie
> >
> Hi, I used the rc.conf values as set out in rc,conf(5)
> root at claire# grep crash /etc/defaults/rc.conf
> dumpdev="NO"            # Device to crashdump to (device name, AUTO, or NO).
> dumpdir="/var/crash"    # Directory where crash dumps are to be stored
> I set dumpdev to my swap partition, although nothing got dumped, 
> although I did upgrade it to -CURRENT as i'd exhausted everything else, 
> and its not crashed since, not wishing to flame/troll/whatever, but 6.x 
> seems to have a fair few issues.

Did you make sure that /var was large enough to accommodate the
crash dump? I've made that mistake before.

> Ta,
> Joe


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