Hi.

A couple of days ago I upgrades the system and a few ports on
a 5.3 box and since then I'm often getting crashes.

-bash-2.05b# uname -a
FreeBSD jupiter.noonlights.net 5.3-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p5 #0:
Sun Feb 13 22:56:47 CET 2005
[email]rootjupiter.noonlights.net[/email]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/JUPITER i386

I'd like to get a crash dump and so
I added the following lines to /etc/rc.conf
dumpdev="/dev/ad0s1b"
dumpdir="/usr/crash"

-bash-2.05b# ls -ld /usr/crash/
drwx------ 2 root wheel 512 Feb 16 11:17 /usr/crash/

but I'm not getting any dump! /usr/crash is always empty.

...and the machine crashes quite often:
-bash-2.05b# last|grep reboot
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 20:04
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 19:17
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 18:40
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 17:26
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 14:07
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 12:39
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 11:30
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 10:27
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 09:31
reboot ~ Wed Feb 16 09:16

What do I miss? Do I need some kernel option?

Best regards.
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Roberto Nunnari -software engineer-
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