[nycbug-talk] OpenBSD, kernel debugger
Sun Mar 5 22:25:53 EST 2006
Looking for a little help in resurrecting my OpenBSD firewall. I sort of
gave up on it when I couldn't upgrade past 3.3 since everything after that
either locks up or panics on boot from CD or the hard drive. So right now
I've got PFSense running on what was a desktop workstation, but it does so
many complex things with just a "point-n-click" that I'm not properly
learning queueing/shaping, tags, anchors and all that other newish stuff.
So the gist of my problem is this... Something has changed post OpenBSD
3.3 that has made it not work on the hardware I want to use. I don't
think that I can provide any useful info to the OBSD folks without getting
a core dump and taking a look at where the panic originates. But I'm
totally lost as to how to force a dump to disk when the kernel is still
booting. Ignoring the rest of the possible problems here (I did give the
hardware a good once-over, including a 24+ hour memtest86+ run), how do I
accomplish getting it to dump to disk when it panics with a 3.4 or newer
kernel booted either off of CD or hard drive?
I've asked this a few times on -misc, but haven't really pulled a good
answer out of anyone there... So any clever OBSD lurkers - delurk!
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