kernel crash on Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.66GHz 4-cpus machine

Jean-Eric Cuendet jec at
Fri Aug 18 15:18:48 UTC 2006

>>> When it froze, were you in X or on the console? If you were in X, this
>>> could explain why you didn't see any messages. Attempting to reproduce
>>> the freeze while at the console would be advisable.
>> You could also send the syslog to a remote machine, so if there is a 
>> disk problem, you have more chances getting the log message if any.
>> Ben, would the kdump kernel be useful in this situation?
> The kdump would help, but I haven't setup any useful tools for it yet.

OK, but will this user be able to jump in the kdump kernel if everything 
is frozen?
Is there some special magic thing (serial port, else?) that trigger the 
"dump to disk" condition?

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