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
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
dumpadm.conf) using appropriate system commands
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!