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

    That was my first need (%N.core is what I used on a different platform)
    However, being able to specify a few more items really provides much more
    flexibility.

    > 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.
    >
    > Furthermore, the patch that went in earlier is *horrible* code. Let me give a
    > few examples:

    I had noticed that - it was rather poor - and rather strange. I hope
    people like my patch a bit better.

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