Subject: Re: Getting a kernel panic dump back (or not)
To: None <Richard.Earnshaw@arm.com>
From: Robert Swindells <email@example.com>
Date: 01/09/2004 11:49:53
Richard Earnshaw wrote:
>Hmm, so I've just hand my shark panic again with the same panic as point 2
>in pr port-arm/23581 :-(
>This time, however, on typing sync at the ddb prompt it paniced again (not
>too unusual). However, on typing reboot it then managed to do a full dump
>(or at least, it went through the motions of doing so).
>So I was somewhat disappointed to find that on reboot, savecore announced
>that there was nothing to be found :-(
>Anyway, I've DD'ed my entire swap partition (there may be something
>there). Does anyone have any ideas on how to extract the kernel dump from
>it? Better still, does anyone know how to make savecore do its job
The code to dump the core in arm/vm_machdep_arm.c looks identical to the
i386 version. I have used savecore fairly recently on i386.
Can you force it to save using -f ?
Also, savecore seems to want to match the core against the kernel used
to generate it. Perhaps you need to point it at an ELF kernel instead
of the a.out one.