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    Display the Messages Log File After a Crash Occurs

    Purpose

    To gather error messages from the Messages log file after a crash occurs.

    Action

    You might see the following in the /var/log/messages file after the router comes back up after a kernel crash occurred. To view the messages log file, use the following command:

    user@host> show log messages
    user@host> show log messages
    Mar  9 12:22:02 host savecore: Router crashed.....
    Mar  9 12:22:02 host savecore: reboot after panic: Loss of soft watchdog Mar  9 12:22:02 host savecore: system went down at Sun Mar  9 12:22:02 2003 Mar  9 12:22:02 host savecore: Selective dump will be saved now
    

    Meaning

    A kernel crash occurred and a core file has been generated.

    Published: 2012-08-20