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Gathering Debug Information on Oracle Linux (Doc ID 225346.1)

Last updated on APRIL 26, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 3.8 and later
Linux x86
Red Hat Advanced Server
Linux Kernel - Version: 4.0
Linux Kernel - Version: 3.8
***Checked for relevance on 25-Jan-2011***


When the operating system kernel has a problem, it's not simple to determine the cause for that malfunction. Fortunately Linux provides several utilities for getting inside the OS and getting much informations about the state of operating system.This note explains necessary steps to gather debug information. It shows which commands can be used, how to collect information and which data is needed.Most instructions and commands could be to use for all Linux distributions and are not Oracle Linux specific.

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
Troubleshooting Steps
 System Timed Data Collection
 Kernel Bug Reporting Primer
 In case of Bug in kernel or Hardware Problem
 Kernel Freezes and Hangs

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