Subject: Re: coredump filename format (2)
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/11/1999 17:23:13
On Fri, Sep 10, 1999 at 09:55:18AM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> You'd need reference counting on the string so that you could free it when
> no one else is using it. :-)
> Otherwise it could be used as a DoS attack - trigger a memory leak in the
> kernel. :-)

Well, the plimit ref count should already to this for us: changing the
core name is as changing any other limit, and will cause a new plimit to
be allocated.

Manuel Bouyer <>