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authorJoel Dahl <joel@FreeBSD.org>2013-04-30 07:22:03 +0000
committerJoel Dahl <joel@FreeBSD.org>2013-04-30 07:22:03 +0000
commit4684a6ef0ce926725c4f8f532fd6361e6aa20483 (patch)
tree2ba7b21ab68a0b04d64c57892f6c70161f183a13 /sbin/dumpon
parent249b2994d4f510b6a229ad6fc512bf779aceb8e9 (diff)
Adapt to the fact that minidumps are now on by default.
PR: 177188
Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=250095
Diffstat (limited to 'sbin/dumpon')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/sbin/dumpon/dumpon.8 b/sbin/dumpon/dumpon.8
index 2c09e85cda85..6be80909415b 100644
--- a/sbin/dumpon/dumpon.8
+++ b/sbin/dumpon/dumpon.8
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@
.\" From: @(#)swapon.8 8.1 (Berkeley) 6/5/93
.\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd May 12, 1995
+.Dd April 29, 2013
@@ -59,14 +59,21 @@ controlled by the
variable in the boot time configuration file
.Pa /etc/rc.conf .
-For most systems the size of the specified dump device must be at
+The default type of kernel crash dump is the mini crash dump.
+Mini crash dumps hold only memory pages in use by the kernel.
+Alternatively, full memory dumps can be enabled by setting the
+.Va debug.minidump
+.Xr sysctl 8
+variable to 0.
+For systems using full memory dumps, the size of the specified dump
+device must be at
least the size of physical memory.
Even though an additional 64 kB header is added to the dump, the BIOS for a
platform typically holds back some memory, so it is not usually
necessary to size the dump device larger than the actual amount of RAM
available in the machine.
+Also, when using full memory dumps, the
utility will refuse to enable a dump device which is smaller than the
total amount of physical memory as reported by the