Subject: Re: what to do after a crash
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Erik Huizing <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/09/2001 14:21:47
I learned that there was a brief power outage last night, which explains
why there was no core dump. Its strange though, because only the one
machine went out. One of the others in my room (NetBSD/mac68k) didn't.

In my messages, savecore reports of no coredump, so I figure its a safe
bet that the power outage is responsible. (Whew, load off my mind)

The first rule of Fight Club is: You Do Not Talk About Fight Club.

// Erik Huizing

On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 03:38:33AM -0700, Erik Huizing wrote:
> > After running the security resports this morning, my machine apears to
> > have rebooted itself for no apparent reason. I suspect it may have
> > crashed, and was wondering where I start looking to trace why.
> > I've looked in /var/crash, and the only file there was once called minfree
> > that contains '1024'
> No core dump here then
> Have a look at the /var/log/message for the last boot messages and look for
> outputs of "savecore".
> But it's possible that the machine crashed in a way that it didn't generate
> a core dump. I've such a PC, which resets whithout panic or anything.
> --
> Manuel Bouyer <>
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