Subject: Re: how to crash & reboot?
To: Charlie Allom <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/18/2002 09:17:30
On Sat, 19 Oct 2002, Charlie Allom wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 08:55:52AM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, Julio Merino wrote:
> >
> > Note: the kernel will dump to your dump device, which is typically local
> > swap. savecore will then come along and save the kernel core to /var/crash
> > as Julio mentioned. Upshot is if you didn't add swap, no core. :-(
> OK I have 256 MB RAM and 256 MB local swap - and 128 MB in /var.
> How big will a kernel core be? Everything in RAM? (ie 256MB) or is it
> more selective. Am I missing the FAQ?

The core will be 256 MB, but savecore may generate it compressed, so it
might fit in your /var. You can also boot single-user and symlink
/var/crash somewhere w/ more space.

Take care,