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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821) by Michael Ernest

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Generating Crash Dumps

As with core dumps, there are a few ways to create crash dumps. When the system does this, it is of course disruptive. Usually a crash dump is created as part of the system’s panic routine. Normally, when the kernel encounters an error that could pose a threat to data, it has three objectives to pursue, in priority order:

Image Protect the data

Image Inform the user

Image Keep the system running

When the cause of the problem is a process or ...

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