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Re: savecore: /var/crash/netbsd: kvm_nlist: bad namelist

In article <>,
Emmanuel Dreyfus  <> wrote:
>I have a problem with savecore that does not want to perform its duty;
>Checking for core dump...
>savecore: /var/crash/netbsd: kvm_nlist: bad namelist
>Dec 19 02:43:24 bob savecore: /var/crash/netbsd: kvm_nlist: bad namelist
>savecore: /var/crash/netbsd: _dumpdev not in namelist
>Dec 19 02:43:24 bob savecore: /var/crash/netbsd: _dumpdev not in namelist
>However it worked almost fine when tested after boot (except of course that
>the crash dump is corrupted since swap was enabled. The panic message is
>fine, it is just that I tested call panic with a random address in ddb)
># savecore -N /var/crash/netbsd /car/crash
>savecore: warning: /var/crash/netbsd-NCBOOT502 version mismatch:
>        NetBSD 5.1 (NCBOOT502) #0: Sun Dec 18 17:42:35 UTC 2011
>        manu@glucose:/home6/tmp/netbsd-obj/sys/arch/amd64/compile/NCBOOT502
>and     /gcc3/lib
>savecore: reboot after panic: panic: U¹
>savecore: system went down at Mon Dec 19 02:36:16 2011
>savecore: /var/crash//bounds: No such file or directory
>savecore: writing core to /var/crash//netbsd.0.core
>savecore: writing kernel to /var/crash//netbsd.0
>What can have been wrong?

I've seen that too, I don't know why a machine with a fairly large memory
would be using swap so early in the boot process.


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