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Old 10-03-2007, 04:39 AM   #1
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ulimit -c does not limit the core file size after a particular point


Iam using redhat enterprise server 5 and I have a issue.
Iam using a binary to dump core file upto a size of 30 MB.
I set ulimit -c 5120 to limit the core file size to 20MB through command line.Now I run the binary to dump core.But its not working and the full 30MB file is written.
Till ulimit -c 52 the command works and after this whatever value I give the full core file is written.Any Idea what may be the problem ?
 
Old 10-03-2007, 01:20 PM   #2
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Iam using redhat enterprise server 5 and I have a issue.
Iam using a binary to dump core file upto a size of 30 MB.
I set ulimit -c 5120 to limit the core file size to 20MB through command line.Now I run the binary to dump core.But its not working and the full 30MB file is written.
Till ulimit -c 52 the command works and after this whatever value I give the full core file is written.Any Idea what may be the problem ?
The -c parameter is specified as 1024 byte increments. So if you want to set the limit to 20MB then you need:

ulimit -c 20480

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Old 10-04-2007, 12:08 AM   #3
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The -c parameter is specified as 1024 byte increments. So if you want to set the limit to 20MB then you need:

ulimit -c 20480

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Still the core file exceeds the ulimit value

I use the following code to dump core,

char *value = (char *)malloc(30*1024*1024)
char *invalid = NULL

*invalid=1

after I set ulimit -c 20480 , i get a core file
-rw------- 1 root root 31510528 Oct 4 10:26 core.484
 
  


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