On Thu, 15 Feb 2018, Sevan Janiyan wrote:

On 13/02/2018 23:40, Paul Goyette wrote:
Probably not needed.  If you just set ddb.onpanic to 2 it should cause a
stack trace to be printed before prompting for a command.

See ddb(4) man page...

On 14/02/2018 00:35, Christos Zoulas wrote:
You can just do the same with sysctl ddb.onpanic=2...

Thanks for the pointer, so on a fresh system which doesn't have NetBSD
installed yet & I have issues booting the stock kernel on install media,
how would I set that?

If you can boot _something_ then boot -d to get an initial breakpoint entry into ddb. Then just update the global variable db_onpanic to 1

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