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Old 17th May 2008
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Then whatever problem you are having is probably not due to running out of swap space. You *did* create swap space as I instructed, didn't you?

If you have the ability to set up a serial console (FAQ 7.7), you could see if the OS was dropping into the ddb(4) debugger.

Another option, which may be simpler, is to set ddb.panic=0 in /etc/sysctl.conf and reboot, so that on a panic, instead of dropping to ddb on a console you have no access to, the system will reboot after dumping all of memory to the swap space you've now defined. On reboot (which will take a while before that happens, as it must dump memory to disk first), the memory dump will be saved in /var/crash for analysis. See crash(8), savecore(8), and gdb(1).
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