System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration

ProcedureHow to Display the Current Crash Dump Configuration

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Display the current crash dump configuration.

    # dumpadm
    Dump content: kernel pages
    Dump device: /dev/dsk/c0t3d0s1 (swap)
    Savecore directory: /var/crash/venus
     Savecore enabled: yes
      Saved compressed: on

    The preceding example output means:

    • The dump content is kernel memory pages.

    • Kernel memory will be dumped on a swap device, /dev/dsk/c0t3d0s1. You can identify all your swap areas with the swap -l command.

    • System crash dump files will be written in the /var/crash/venus directory.

    • Saving crash dump files is enabled.

    • Save crash dumps in compressed format.