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Adam Funk 07-20-2012 10:08 AM

debugging kernel panics
On 2012-06-13, NoOp wrote:

> On 06/13/2012 03:39 AM, Adam Funk wrote:
>> I had 3 kernel panics in May on a machine that runs all the time as a
>> home server and part-time desktop machine. Each time I found the
>> computer unresponsive with two of the keyboard lights blinking, & the
>> syslogs & other evidence suggested that it had panicked once during my
>> back-up script (which has several combinations of tar piped to gpg) &
>> twice early in cron.daily (once during aide).
> You might install linux-crashdump
> ( for more detailed
> "This package installs all the needed infrstracture to get crashdumps
> from your running system. If you are experiencing kernel crashes that
> cannot be debugged normally (because the problem is infrequent or
> panic's the system in such a way as to make information gathering
> impossible), then you can install this package to automatically enable
> capture of the vmcore on crashes. "
> analysis:

Well, that package has been a good talisman so far --- no need to use
it yet!

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