[CentOS] another bizarre thing...

Tue Aug 6 11:38:07 UTC 2019
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On Aug 6, 2019, at 5:35 AM, Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 2019-08-06 at 05:27 -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>> On Aug 5, 2019, at 6:57 PM, Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
>>> no core file (yes, ulimit is configured)
>> That’s nowhere near sufficient.  To restore classic core file dumps
>> on CentOS 7, you must:
> I was under the impression that a SIGKILL doesn't trigger a core dump
> anyway. It just kills the process.

True; you need SIGABRT to force a core to drop.

I posted that because if all he did was set the shell’s ulimit value, the lack of core files proves nothing, because there’s half a dozen other things that could be preventing them from dropping.