Subject: Re: kern/4099: Gather coredumps in one place
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/08/1997 18:52:34
>From: "Chris G. Demetriou" <>
>Date: Mon, 08 Sep 97 15:00:50 -0700

[Jason Thorpe? wrote:]
>> I think a reasonable solution might be:
>> 	- New sysctl level: kern.coredumpdir
>> 		- .enabled
>> 		- .dir
>> 		- .format

>How is the name "kern.coredumpdir" and the notion of having a core
>dump in "." with a nonstandard name format "compatible"?
>I think a better sysctl name is in order.

I agree.  In particular, the name should somehow indicate that the
variable alters the destination of coredumps of *userland* binaries,
as opposed to dumps of the kernel itself.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken