Subject: Re: ddb features settable via sysctl?
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 07/19/2004 12:47:56
In article <200407190709.DAA17119@sparkle.rodents.montreal.qc.ca>,
der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> writes:
> At least, that's what it's supposed to do. I've seen machines hang
> when trying to take a crashdump.
Yes, that can happen.
> Discouragingly often, in fact.
My i386 systems dump reliable. But my SPARCstation LX never dumps. It
reports another error (IIRC another panic) while trying to dump and
> On the other hand, dropping into ddb is no better if the machine is
Yes, indeed. But if full automatic reboots are very important you can
still disable dumping.
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/