[rescue] question about crashdump device in mirrored swap configuration

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Jul 9 23:08:54 CDT 2009

In a mirrored swap configuration (under Solaris 8), should the dump 
device in
/etc/dumpadm.conf be changed to the metadevice for the swap space.... it is
currently set to /dev/dsk/c0d0s1.  Problem is the machine is rebooting 
if it is panicing it is not leaving a crash dump in the 

Server is remote, and I believe it is a hardware issue (it is a 'cheap' 
x86 box
(yes, it is Solaris 8 for x86 (a client's box)).  It ran stable for 
ages... so I'm guessing
more than likely hardware (fans, ps, memory, etc), but I was unable to 
find an
answer about if dumpadm.conf should be updated.

If not... then what does the metadevice do when the system boots and the 
space mirror components are no longer in sync (due to a crashdump being 
to one 'half' of the mirror) ?


-- Curt

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