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CRASH(8)                NetBSD System Manager's Manual                CRASH(8)


NAME
crash -- examine and debug system images
SYNOPSIS
crash [-w] [-M core] [-N kernel]
DESCRIPTION
The crash command is used to examine and debug system images. If run without any arguments, crash operates on the running system. The options are as follows: -M core Operate on the specified crash dump instead of the default /dev/mem. Crash dumps should be from the same version of the system and same machine architecture as the running version of crash, and must be uncompressed. -N kernel Extract the name list from the specified kernel instead of the default /dev/ksyms. -w Enable writing. The command syntax used by crash is the same as the in-kernel debugger. See the ddb(4) manual page for more information. Operations and facilities that require a running system, such as break- points, are not supported by crash. crash does not provide pagination. However, by using the pipe symbol, output may be sent to commands available from the shell. For example: crash> ps | more crash> ps | grep ioflush
EXAMPLES
You can obtain a full list of all kernel stack traces with a shell pipe- line like the following: # echo ps | crash | grep '^[0-9]' | cut -c 30-46 | \ sed 's,^,bt/a ,' | crash
SEE ALSO
ps(1), vmstat(1), ddb(4), pstat(8)
HISTORY
The crash command appeared in NetBSD 6.0.
BUGS
The crash command for the sparc port is unstable. NetBSD 9.99 March 22, 2019 NetBSD 9.99
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