Subject: Re: core dump filename format
To: None <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/07/1999 13:36:54
>>>>> "Manuel" == Manuel Bouyer <> writes:
    Manuel> As this attribute is really close to process limits, I plan to
    Manuel> extend getrlimit/setrlimit with a new resource type (Otherwise a
    Manuel> new syscall would need to be created for this purpose). They
    Manuel> would now take a void * parameter, which would be a struct rlimit
    Manuel> * or char *, depending on the resource type.  In the kernel this
    Manuel> attribute would be added to "struct plimit".

    Manuel> Then each shell will be updated to allow users to set this new
    Manuel> "limit".

    Manuel> Comments ? I'm planning to start coding on this soon, shouldn't
    Manuel> require much work.

  I think that this is very cool.
  You should make sure to include some kind of program like "newcorename"
a la nohup, newgrp, su, etc. that will set the core name and then run
its arguments.

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