Dumped core files?


#1

Does anyone else happen upon core dump files within their user directories from time to time?

I just got another today that was close to 10MB, I think the largest I ever got was 60 or 90 if I recall, that freaked me out a little as I had no idea what it was at the time and just saw a 90MB ominous looking CORE file in my web directory one day…

Should these be reported to supoprt you reckon or just deleted or what?

[color=#0000CC]jason[/color]


#2

I just stumbled upon one of these in my images directory. It’s huge at 11MB. What is up with these? Jason, did you ever find out or contact support about this?


#3

If a program dies then the OS tries to be helpful by producing a core dump of what is currently going on in memory and throughout the system.
Unless you want to study it I suggest you remove it. Sometimes a cron is run daily to mop up these core dumps. No need to worry about them.


Norm


#4

Thanks a lot, Norm. I deleted it.