On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 09:26:56PM -0400, B. Cook wrote: > [/etc/defaults]# 2 > grep dumpdev * > rc.conf:dumpdev="AUTO" # Device to crashdump to (device name, AUTO, > or NO). > rc.conf:savecore_flags="" # Used if dumpdev is enabled above, and present.
Those are the defaults. Do you have anything in /etc/rc.conf? NB: don't edit /etc/defaults/rc.conf! > I will set it to NO and try rebooting it. > > Would AUTO cause it to write to the same fs that has the crash? It is supposed to use a swap partition. > What does this mean? Other than the obvious.. is there something useful > that I could glean from vmcore.15 ? Run the core files through kgdb(1), and see where the crash ocurred. Does it always occur in the same spot? > [/var/crash]# 22 > cat info.15 > Dump header from device /dev/mirror/gm0s1b > Architecture: i386 > Architecture Version: 2 > Dump Length: 177184768B (168 MB) > Blocksize: 512 > Dumptime: Thu Aug 13 09:14:44 2009 > Hostname: gameface > Magic: FreeBSD Kernel Dump > Version String: FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #0: Wed May 20 16:56:48 EDT 2009 > r...@gameface:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERICplus > Panic String: ufs_dirbad: /var: bad dir ino 3485849 at offset 3584: > mangled entry > Dump Parity: 2197692492 > Bounds: 15 > Dump Status: good Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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