manually dumping core ...

Max Laier max at
Thu Dec 28 01:50:40 PST 2006

On Thursday 28 December 2006 09:49, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> How?  I can break to DDB no problem, but 'panic' just gives me a
> backtrace and then the ddb> prompt again ... reset didn't dump core,
> just rebooted ... :(

You might have to type 'panic' twice these days.  Alternatively, 'call 
doadump' usually did the trick for me.

> Had an 'out of swap' error tonight, and would have liked to have been
> able to run a ps after the reboot to see if I could identify an 'out of
> control' process using up all the RAM (6G of RAM, 8G of swap) :(

DDB has a ps of it's own - I'm not sure how helpful it is for your 
specific problem, though.

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