Programming :: Core Dump Issues. Program Crashes But Does Not Generate Core Dump File?

Oct 7, 2009

I want to generate core dump files from my program when it crashes. Its a pretty big process and has about 10-11 threads in it.I have followed the documentation to enable core dump by setting ulimit to unlimited etc. I quickly tried "A demo program creating a core dump" from the following webpage, which succeeds in Segfault and dumping a core file in the directory that I configured.However, I tried running my original program and caused it to crash. I did this by making calls to kill(), raise() or the same null pointer access as shown in the webpage above. In each case, my program crashed but did not generate a core dump file. Am I missing something?My program is in C++ and my environment is Redhat 9.0 (kernel 2.4.20)

Going through the "Why do I NOT get a core dump?" section on the same webpage as above, I can see two potential problems. One - there are issues with the suid/sgid (bullet # 6). I am not able to change any settings with suid because my system does not contain either /proc/sys/fs/suid_dumpable or /proc/sys/kernel/suid_dumpableTwo, my program has threads in it and the bullet # 8 is the problem.

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Jul 21, 2010

To analyse a coredump, I need to specify program name/path in GDB/KDevelop. Since the program name along with arguments is also within a core dump, I wonder if it doesn't keep the proper path of program that crashed and so asks for it?

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Dec 29, 2010

I am using RHEL 4.7 (32bit) on HP Proliant 380G6 series server. We are using Electric Cloud Agents on these servers. Nowadays we are facing some memory issues and its creates some kernel panic and then restarts the server. When i reported the issue to my application team, they asked me to come with the core dump. I googled it enough, then i set ulimit value as unlimited. (previously it was 0, then i made a entry in /etc/profile file as follows
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The attached document has the kernel panic logs

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Oct 21, 2010

I am developing an application whose executable is generated inside a certain folder hierarchy (say: /DevPath/MyProject/bin). My source code is located in a different branch of this hierarchy (say: /DevPath/MyProject/src). When my app crashes, its core files are stored in /DevPath/MyProject. I'm developing the app on a pc, but running it on a separate platform in which i can only execute it. Folder hierarchy is the same as above on both computers. Usually, when a new executable version is ready, we update both the executable and the source code on the target platform, transferring all the new /DevPath/MyProject folder on it. But sometimes it can really be a bother, so we update only the executable.

1)In the case we only update the executable, keeping an old source code version, and the app generates a core file, can i trust the backtrace produced by gdb in this case? I.e., does gdb need the latest source code files or it just needs the debugging information?

2) (More radical question ) Do i really need to keep the source code on the target platform for core dump analysis or i just need the executable?

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Nov 8, 2010

In one of our core dump we have the followings in the core back trace:

#0 0xb77bf947 in raise () from /lib/tls/
#1 0xb77c10c9 in abort () from /lib/tls/
#2 0xb77f56ba in __fsetlocking () from /lib/tls/
#3 0xb77fcf7f in mallopt () from /lib/tls/
#4 0xb77fd022 in free () from /lib/tls/

It occurred in a memory block free operation. From our analysis, there seems no issue relate the the memory block it self. The memory pointer pointed to the right memory block to be freed and the contents of the memory seems right (not corrupted), in one world, there is nothing obviously wrong. Does any one have any ideas what could be wrong when seeing about?

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Sep 20, 2010

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Nov 12, 2009

i just touch linux, may i know how can i convert the core dump file to a readable textfile, which include all the information, which is in core dump, such as all variables, threads information, call trace for each tasks, and so on. i know use the GDB can view this, but it won't dump all the informations to one text file. but sometimes, people want to view the core dump reason without Linux environment.

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May 27, 2010

To get core dump from my program, I execute the following commands from the terminal:

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After program crash, I see core file in the home directory. How can I make this mode persistent, to have code dump always?

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Oct 22, 2010

I modified the following files according to all I found after googling the net:

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System is centos 5.3

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Sep 6, 2010

I have used Dump Command to dump the application files. For Full backup the level 0 is working fine. For incremental backup I used the level 1 or 2 it is getting the error as

DUMP: Only level 0 dumps are allowed on a subdirectory
DUMP: The ENTIRE dump is aborted.

The code I used
#Full Day Backup Script
#application folders backup
#test is the username
now=$(date +"%d-%m-%Y")

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Dec 7, 2010

I'm posting because I've read everything I can find on google and in the forum and the man page and still can't get it to work. I did read the FAQ, I hope I have adhered to it.I've tried several things and I don't remember exactly everything I tried and in what order.I've got several (12) HP ProLiant DL140 G3 servers running CentOS 5 that lockup about once a week. These are in a remote colo cage so I all i have access to is the built-in HP lights-out management interface, which includes a console, and ssh. I've been trying to get kdump setup to try to figure out what's going on. As an aside, if I run top on the console (via the management interface) the servers stay up for about a week, if I don't run top they crash within about 48 hours.I've used yum update to update to the latest available kernel (2.6.18-194.26.1.el5.x86_64) and installed the debuginfo and debuginfo-common RPMs from have a single command in the /etc/kdump.conf file:ext3 /dev/sda5

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Mar 26, 2011

I've a program that launches new processes, and wait for them to die before it exits. So, for example, my program is a process, and it launches 3 more processes, and when the 3 child processes end, it will exit.

As you see, at end of the example, the program used a total number of 4 processes.

1 - Now, I'm running this program in a CPU with 4 cores. This means that the program used each core for each process?

2 - How can I know which core the program used?

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Apr 27, 2010

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Jun 1, 2010

I'm trying to setup apache2 to drop a core file when it crashes. I know that you need to set the CoreDumpDirectory directive in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and run "ulimit -c unlimited" from the command line (and restart apache after the ulimit command). But, on a reboot, even though the output of "ulimit -a" shows unlimited, apache2 will not create a core dump file unliess you set ulimit -c unlimited again and restart apache2. There must be a way to configure apache2.conf or something so that ulimit -c unlimited is set prior to apache2 starting, no?

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Jan 26, 2011

i have a server & there is a website which generate alot of core files, these core files takeup alot of space by time, so i decided to stop it, in WHM the core dump option is disabled, & i used the following command

ulimit -c 0 but nothing stoped generating core files, i also used the following method also this method doesnt stop generating of core dump files, my question is : how i can permenantly stop generating core files for all users or for specific user

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Apr 28, 2009

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Feb 18, 2010

I got a backup file which first 1000 bytes are as follows:


00000000 54 41 50 45 00 00 03 00 8c 00 0e 01 00 00 00 00 |TAPE............|
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000030 02 00 87 05 51 64 50 48 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 |....QdPH........|


I tried to restore it:


$ restore -r -f zzz_labxxxx
Checksum error 32615101403, inode 0 file (null)
restore: Tape is not a dump tape

What application could I use or even try? The man who made the backup can't be reached anymore and we had been left with the backup.

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Apr 21, 2010

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Feb 17, 2010

I'm trying to write a C program that extends an array to any user inputed size.

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Nov 3, 2010

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I have read that many programs are not written to take advantage of multiple core cpu's. However, I am just hoping that there is some way to get this program to take advantage of the extra cores. Does anyone know of a way to invoke programs from the command line which would spread the workload out among additional cores?

Here is the output of uname -a:Linux linux #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-02-21 10:34:10 +0100 i686 athlon i386 GNU/LinuxAnd here is the output for one of the cores from cat /proc/cpuinfo:processor : 5

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model : 10
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