Subject: Re: How to read a crash file?
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From: Christian Biere <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/2006 03:50:07
Paul Goyette wrote:
> My amd64 -current system just crashed and rebooted a few minutes ago.
> Upon reboot, savecore wrote a rather large netbsd.0.core.gz file. But
> gdb doesn't seem to know how to process it, not even after un-gziping,
> claiming that the file is not a valid core file.
> Is there some magic incantation to make gdb read this file? I'd like
> to find out why my system crashed! :)
It used to be "target kcore /path/to/coredump" but kcore is kvm now. I
think you have to gunzip in either case.