Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:33:30 +1000 (EST)
From:      Daryl Sayers <daryl@ci.com.au>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   kernel Panic not dumping to swap
Message-ID:  <201108100533.p7A5XUI9088601@mippet.ci.com.au>

Next in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help

I have a FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE (64bit) system with 4G mem installed. I have
had a few kernel panics over the last few weeks and would like to capture
a core dump. I have added the following to /etc/rc.conf

dumpdev="AUTO"
dumpdir=/var/crash

The /var/crash is a 5G filesystem (with 4.8G free).
When the machine panics the last 2 lines on the console are something like:


Physical memory: 3057 MB
Dumping 204 MB: 189 173 157 141 125


The system then completely hangs and a hardware rest is required. As the dump
does not seem to finish I dont get my core dump in /var/cache when the machine
reboots.

Any ideas??

-- 
Daryl Sayers                             Direct: +612 95525510
Corinthian Engineering                   Office: +612 95525500
Suite 54, Jones Bay Wharf                   Fax: +612 95525549
26-32 Pirrama Rd                          email: daryl@ci.com.au
Pyrmont NSW 2009 Australia                  www: http://www.ci.com.au



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?201108100533.p7A5XUI9088601>