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Old 06-29-2003, 06:21 AM   #1
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can I delete kcore?


I noticed in /proc/kcore there is a file of program crash data - in my case, 1/2 gig! I dont want to read it, but can I safely delete it?

thanks, tobyl
 
Old 06-29-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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/proc is usually a virtual filesystem... It isn't really there, and doesn't take any real space.

Otherwise, I don't know if you can safely delete it.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 09:39 PM   #3
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It's not, exactly, crash data. It's what the kernel core dump would be if the kernel dumped core at any instant that you are looking at the file. Don't delete it, it doesn't use up any space (to prove it to yourself, do a "df /proc". This isn't a file system on your hard drive, it's a virtual representation of the kernel and its modules.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 01:08 AM   #4
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you probly cant delete it even if you can dont delete it evev if you never used it til this momen you are gonna need it one day and it doesnt occupy space cause it is virtual system
 
Old 06-30-2003, 12:45 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks, I just didn't want to waste space.
I will leave it alone. thanks for your input.

tobyl
 
Old 07-01-2003, 01:59 AM   #6
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afaik /proc/kcore is the virtual representation of your system's core memory (read RAM). Is your RAM 512 MB ?
 
Old 07-01-2003, 12:27 PM   #7
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Yes!

that explains that then.

thanks, tobyl
 
  


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