Subject: Re: core dump filename format
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/08/1999 09:28:12
On Tue, Sep 07, 1999 at 10:31:30PM -0700, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
> This, doesn't seem to be a reasonable use of the rlimit syscalls.
> how is this close to process limits?  Yes, they control e.g. core dump
> size, but that's about it.

And also inheritance.

> There are other uses for a more general mechanism to set inherited
> process attributes.  (in particular, i'm thinking of alignment
> handling for ports that care about alignment.)

Then a new syscall needs to be defined. Does some other OS already have
something like this ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.