Forcing crash dump doesn't work

Alex Hornung ahornung at
Sat Feb 4 01:02:59 PST 2012

call dumpsys
at the db> prompt

On 04/02/12 05:44, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> My computer rebooted itself again. (I'm pretty sure now it's a bug in hammer, 
> from the time when it does it and the left periodic.cunsolerfu files.) I typed 
> in the disk password, then it finished booting except for X, which failed to 
> start. I removed the stale lockfile, killed kdm, logged into X, and switched 
> back to the console to examine the periodic.* files. Suddenly I got a db> 
> prompt. I switched to my other machine and looked up the website for what to 
> do next. I typed "panic", and it output a whole bunch of stuff and gave me a 
> prompt again. I typed "call dumpsys" and it rebooted. But then I found no new 
> dumps in /var/crash. How do I get one?
> Pierre

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