Re: core dumps

From: Eric L. Helvey (
Date: 04/03/96

> On Tue, 2 Apr 1996, Michael J. Cunningham wrote:
> > > I've got a system failing with segment faults but I don't seem to be getting
> > > core dumps - what do I need to do to have it do a core dump - and where can
> > 
> > Hmmm Thats funny cause I cant get my mud to dump core either...and I am 
> ya know, im not sure if its a linux problem cause im runnin bsd2.0 and mine
> refuses to drop core anymore either
> it was for a long time but not anymore, after i fudged with the gcc flags
> i think that a -g flag on gcc will make the dump gdb compatable but whats
> the flag to force it to dump core on an abnormal exit? anyone?

personally, I got tired of messing around with cores, seeing as how 
all the time I spent trying to get a readable core was time that I 
wasn't fixing the damn problem.  So I just run a beta version in the 
debugger...  (gdb) file bin/circle   (gdb) run 4000   It sucks up an 
addition hunk of ram, but no more worries about not finding out 
what's causing the problem...

Eric L. Helvey, EIT
Environmental Specialist                                  LB&M Associates                               211 SW A Ave.                         Lawton, OK 73501

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