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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Core dump file control
Jakob Østergaard wrote:

>On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 11:10:55AM -0500, Michael Sinz wrote:
>>I have, for a long time, wished that Linux had a way to specify where
>>core dumps are stored and what the name of the core dump is. Now that
>>I have been building large linux clusters with many diskless nodes,
>>this need has become even more important.
>I just wanted to throw in my 0.02 Euro on this one:
>I have not yet tested your patch yet - but this functionality is *very*
>important to my company as well.
>Anyone developing applications with multiple processes will benefit
>significantly from having core files named differnetly than just "core".
>A patch was included in the kernel some time ago, to allow the appending of the
>PID - however, this is not really good enough. It's better than nothing, but
>it's not good.
>What I want is "core.[process name]" eventually with a ".[pid]" appended. A
>flexible scheme like your patch implements is very nice. Actually having
>the core files in CWD is fine for me - I mainly care about the file name.

Please execute the size command on the core fiel:

size core

to see why this isn't needed.


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