Subject: Re: Am I hallucinating again?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/14/2004 07:44:16
In message <>, Peter Seebach writ
>I am convinced that, once in the past, I used a Unix system which logged (via
>syslog?) all system-initiated terminations of processes.  For instance,
>I just upgraded memory in my laptop, and I've had a half-dozen instances of
>programs just suddenly shutting down without warning... It'd be great if I
>had some kind of logging of what happened to them.
>They don't seem to coredump, which is itself a little disturbing.
>I'm running memtest in the mean time, but... I am curious as to whether this
>feature really existed.

If you have accounting turned on, lastcomm will show you processes that 
died with signals and/or core dumps.

		--Steve Bellovin,