[OT] Bonehead question about coredumps

Erik Wikström erik-wikstrom at telia.com
Mon May 1 12:36:23 PDT 2006

On 2006-05-01 20:54, walt wrote:
When a userland program segfaults, what determines whether
it also dumps core?  Is there something either the programmer
or the user can do to force a cordump on segfault?
Thanks for any clues!
You might be interested in core(5), which has a list of criteria for a 
core to be dumped. Two important factors are that the process must have 
permission to create the file and the file must not be too big.

Erik Wikström
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 telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure
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