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How to verify if a Solaris crash dump was created properly after a panic and find possible causes for known issues. (Doc ID 1549180.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 02, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 11.3 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The purpose of this document is to validate the integrity of a system crash dump and provide means to search for possible causes of a system panic in the case of a known problem. However it is always recommended to create a service request to diagnose the cause of the system panic.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Common problems while saving a Solaris crash dump
 The dump device is not big enough to store the crash dump.
 The savecore directory does not have enough space to store the crash dump.
 The dump device is not configured correctly.
 Hardware / storage problems with the dump device.
 Validate that the crash dump was created properly
 Identify possible causes of a system panic
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