Originally Posted by Micro420
I'm not sure what netdump is, but looking at local log messages in /var/log does not record anything?
Thanks for your post. To answer your question when the system crashes it crashes !!! There is NOTHING in the logs. We are running nightly rsync backups over ssh and all you will see is an ssh connection made and then nothing else.
I was able to scrap enough examples together to get netconsole to work. Netconsole basically will send your console log (dmesg) to another port/machine. I have it going to a syslogd on another machine right now. NetDump is a similar beast with the ability to send the kernel crash dump image over the network. Many times when a crash occurs it can be due to loss of filesystem or hard drive thus having another avenue of sending the core images is very useful.
When I get a moment I will post the commands I ran to get it started. However I am still lacking one thing and that is how to load a module so that it starts up at runtime. I tried putting it in modprobe.conf but that did not work. Do you know how to do that?