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Re: ulimit -c for core dumps

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: ulimit -c for core dumps
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 17:54:59 +0200
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Jason Roscoe <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm trying to limit the size of coredumps using 'ulimit -c'.  Can someone
> please explain why a core file gets generated from the coretest program
> (source is below)?

The creation is only suppressed when the limit is zero.  Otherwise it will
be truncated at the specified limit, but that does not count holes.  The
core file is probable pretty sparse; try running du on it.

In any case this has nothing to do with the shell.


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