Subject: Re: coredump following symlinks
To: None <>
From: John Kohl <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/27/1999 08:11:05
>>>>> "MB" == Manuel Bouyer <> writes:

MB> I checked that this does the rigth thing, that is no coredump is created
MB> if file exists (even if it's a symlink which doesn't point to anything),
MB> but it is otherwise.

Grr.  I actually find it useful to symlink ~/core (well, not as useful
on NetBSD since it uses <progname>.core) to /var/tmp/core.jtk
I hate waiting for core dumps in my home directory to write over NFS,
and usually I don't want the core dump anyway.

I'd rather find a solution that is safe but allows dumping to symlinked
core names.

==John Kohl <>, <>
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