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Commands Reference, Volume 2

errdead Command


Extracts error records from a system dump.


/usr/lib/errdead-i FileName ] DumpFile


The errdead command extracts error records from a system dump containing the internal buffer maintained by the /dev/error file. The errdead command extracts the error records from the dump file and adds those error records directly to the error log.

The error log daemon need not be running when the errdead command is run.


-i FileName Adds the extracted error records to the error log file specified by the FileName variable. If the file does not exist, the errdead command creates it. If this flag is not specified, the value from the error log configuration database is used.


Access Control: Only the root user can run this command.


To capture error log information from a dump image that resides in the /dev/hd7 file, enter:

/usr/lib/errdead /dev/hd7

Error logging information is in the dump image if the errdemon daemon was not running when the dump occurred.


/etc/objrepos/SWservAt Contains the software service aids attributes object class; that is, the error log configuration database.

Related Information

The errclear command, errinstall command, errlogger command, errmsg command, errpt command, errstop command, errupdate command.

The errdemon daemon.

The errsave kernel service.

The errlog subroutine.

Error Logging Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs

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