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Old 03-20-2005, 07:29 PM   #1
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Program crash data..?


For some reason, once I updated kde to 3.4...i've been geting these "Program Crash Data" files in my home directory. They are named like..."core.28087"...and each has it's own number. Anyway, I tried to open one..and it doesn't know what to associate the file name with.

So what are these, and why are they being put into my home directory? How can I make it so they aren't put there?


Old 03-20-2005, 07:45 PM   #2
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That is a core dump file. It's a nice mess of debug information dropped in a tiny file. Probably what was in the memory, register settings and a slew of other little things.

you can ulimit -c 0

That will simply limit the core dump to 0 bytes. I don't know if a filename will be generated or not.

The other method to disable generation is to modify the kernel and recompile.
Old 03-20-2005, 11:04 PM   #3
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That didnt fix it. What's weird though, is I've NEVER seen one of these files until I installed kde 3.4. Is there no way to turn it off without recompiling? I'm using the same kernel as before too..


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