Subject: Re: core dump filename format
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/07/1999 18:05:45
On Tue, Sep 07, 1999 at 05:32:16PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > 'limit corename /var/tmp/%u/%n.core' for example (in csh :)
> > As this has the same semantics as limits, especially for inheritance
> > (but gets a char * instead of 2 integers) it seems natural to put it at the
> > same place and use the same syscall, isn't it ?
> Hum, I'd prefer to leave this with sysctl(1/2).
> Everything else really smells like bloat to me.

This mean a regular user can't change it for his processes, only the
admin can set a global value.
I can see use only for a global value myself, but certainly some users want
to set this per-process.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.