Capturing a kernel crash

Christopher Houdeshell choudeshell at
Fri Jul 18 05:00:37 UTC 2008

Not sure what you are really aiming for here. If you are looking to gather a
kernel crash dump and analyze it then I would suggest LKCD
(, kdump, mkdump, and diskdump. I personally
use LKCD and mkdump. If you are looking to log the kernel and see what is
going wrong before the crash -- then look into klogd (man klogd).

Chris Houdeshell

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Subject: Capturing a kernel crash

Hi all,

  I have a ubuntu server that sometimes crash. Exists any tool under ubuntu 
harday that captures kernel crash and redirects to a directory on


CL Martinez
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