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Bug #1220

Setup dumpon/savecore and friends to aid debugging

Added by Jim Pingle over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Operating System
Target version:
Start date:
01/21/2011
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
All
Affected Architecture:
All

Description

On systems where we have a swap partition (read: full installs) we should setup the equivalent of the FreeBSD scripts /etc/rc.d/dumpon and /etc/rc.d/savecore and the dumpdev/dumpdir variables, to aid in debugging. textdump would be ideal.

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#1 Updated by Jim Pingle over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

dumpon/savecore are now run at boot on full installs (with swap space). Of course you'll need enough swap space to hold the contents of RAM, but since the installer normally does RAM*2 it should be OK for most.

It should show up in the next snapshot.

Dumps will show up in /var/crash/

#2 Updated by Jim Pingle over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to New

Something isn't quite right with textdump support. I can trigger the panic, I see the textdump script run, but savecore never picks up the textdump on the next boot. It was working fine without textdumps though.

#3 Updated by Jim Pingle over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

This should be good in the latest snaps.

#4 Updated by Scott Ullrich over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

This works ok marking as resolved.

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