(Seemingly) Spontaneous rebooting

Joe Holden joe at joeholden.co.uk
Tue Dec 19 06:21:04 PST 2006

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.


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