Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide


To find out why a system crashed, you can look in the /var/adm/message* log files.

Of these methods, using savecore(1M) is the most informative. The savecore(1M) command transfers the system crash dump image generated by the panic routine from the dump device to a file system. The image can then be analyzed with a debugger, such as adb(1).