Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
4) I have the following in my 7-stable kernel
The long and the short of it is I don't get any dumps.
I read somewhere that you can't dump onto a gmirror device.
That is incorrect, but I don't know the cause of your problem.  I run
nothing but gmirror and dumps happen here.
I was also told that "you won't get a valid dump if your dumpdev
         is on a GEOM_MIRROR device"
On 7.x, you have a 'legal' way to run gmirror -v prefer before savecore is run.
In -current, the corresponding rc file (alas, I forgot its name) is removed.
I tried adding "gmirror -v prefer /dev/mirror0" to savecore rc.d file, but to no such luck. The problem here is the order of startup for the drives inside the mirror; the first drive in the array that started during the boot when the panic occurred has to be the preferred device during savecore - and when this condition is met, you will get a valid dump.


i.e. let's assume that the system boots like

GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ada0 detected.
GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ada0 activated.
GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ada1 detected.
GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ada1 activated.
GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider mirror/mirror0 launched.
This makes us think that ada0 is the first drive to launch. Therefore, it's the drive where the dump will be saved during a panic.
So we add
gmirror configure -v prefer /dev/mirror/mirror0 /dev/ada0 (correct my syntax if I'm wrong here; tried it a month ago)
to /etc/rc.d/savecore right before the savecore call.

We do stuff, configure, build kernels, rebuild 'em, etc, reboot, and the system comes up

GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ada1 detected.
GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ada1 activated.
GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ada0 detected.
GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider ada0 activated.
GEOM_MIRROR: Device gm0: provider mirror/mirror0 launched.

without us noticing.

And that's it; if it panics now, savecore won't save the crash dump because ada0 doesn't have it.

--
Kamigishi Rei
KREI-RIPE
_______________________________________________
freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list
http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"

Reply via email to