When developing crash-reporter, or even simply running a dev or test image, there's a few settings to be aware of that control/override runtime behavior.
If testing via ssh, or you otherwise skipped setting up consent, you can opt-in to crash collection by running:
# metrics_client -C
By default, coredumps will be removed after creating minidumps. You can
touch /root/.leave_core to change that behavior.
Similarly, if you want Chrome coredumps to be retained, you can
Crash uploading is disabled on test images. You can force them to be uploaded by running:
# crash_sender --dev --max_spread_time=0
--max_spread_time=0 option is to make
crash_sender upload right away. Otherwise it'll sleep a random amount of time (up to 10 minutes) between reports.
Crash reports uploaded with the
--dev flag will be sent to the staging crash server which can be access at http://go/crash-staging.