Subject: Re: ddb features settable via sysctl?
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/19/2004 12:47:56
In article <>,
	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
reboots afterwards.

> On the other hand, dropping into ddb is no better if the machine is
> unattended....

Yes, indeed. But if full automatic reboots are very important you can
still disable dumping.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler