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Managing System and Process Core Dumps Generation

May 10, 2007 | 1 minute read
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Tags: Processus, System

Core Dump Management on the Solaris OS and Using the Solaris coreadm utility to control core file generation are clearly two useful recent writings about knowing how to enable and configure process and system core dumps on a Solaris system.

You will learn what are SIGSEGV and SIGBUS signals, and the role they are playing in core generation. You will know how to easily alter the current process and system configuration files (respectively coreadm.conf, and dumpadm.conf) using appropriate system commands (respectively coreadm(1M), and dumpadm(1M)). In the same time, you will learn some basics about how to extract and interpret core files content. Then, you will find some tips on how a system dump can be voluntarily generated on both UltraSPARC and x86 platforms. Last, Matty will show us that you can even set process core dump configuration to log to the syslog facility. Very nice!