Overview and Required Tools

Learn how to generate kernel core dumps and about the Crash utility that's used for kernel core dump analysis.

Generating kernel core dumps

kernel core dump is a file that captures the state of the operating system kernel during a system crash. It contains important information like memory contents, register values, and stack traces. Kernel core dumps are important for conducting an analysis to identify causes of the crash. This helps developers and system administrators to identify the root cause of the crash and address software or hardware issues. They are used with tools like crash to investigate the crash and determine the faulty code or configuration.

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