System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration

Saving Crash Dumps

You can examine the control structures, active tables, memory images of a live or crashed system kernel, and other information about the operation of the kernel by using the mdb utility. Using mdb to its full potential requires a detailed knowledge of the kernel, and is beyond the scope of this manual. For information on using this utility, see the mdb(1) man page.

Additionally, crash dumps saved by savecore can be useful to send to a customer service representative for analysis of why the system is crashing.