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Old 04-15-2002, 09:59 AM   #1
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Core File Size


Why is my core size 0. Does this mean unlimited. I need to be able to create files over 2 gig which I can with RedHat 7.2 but noticed this was set to 0. Should I set it to unlimited?

core file size (blocks) 0
data seg size (kbytes) unlimited
file size (blocks) unlimited
max locked memory (kbytes) unlimited
max memory size (kbytes) unlimited
open files 1024
pipe size (512 bytes) 8
stack size (kbytes) 8192
cpu time (seconds) unlimited
max user processes 4095
virtual memory (kbytes) unlimited
 
Old 04-15-2002, 06:59 PM   #2
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The core file size limit only applies to "core" files, which are files that often get created when a program/process terminates abnormally. If you've ever seen a file with a "frowning bomb" icon, that's a core file. The files contain a dump of the data that the program was holding in memory (core) at the time of the crash. They can be analyzed to help determine the cause of the crash, but unless you're into some serious forensic debugging, you can safely delete them. A core file size of "0" means that core files won't get generated at all.
The "file size" limit is the only one you need to be concerned about in terms of general filesize limits.
 
Old 04-16-2002, 06:07 AM   #3
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Thanks much DMR..
 
Old 04-16-2002, 04:28 PM   #4
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You're welcome.
 
  


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