SUMMARY: core file reappearing in /

From: Dave McFerren (
Date: Mon Mar 15 1999 - 10:42:43 CST


this list is the best. I emailed my question on Sunday night before going to
bed, and by the time I got to work in Monday, I had over 56 replies!

There are too many here to list, so I will just thank the whole group.

Here was the question...

> I have a solaris 2.5.1 ultra that is creating a core dump about every 2 to 3
> hours in the / directory. I don't know what is causing the core. Is there
> way I can examine the core to find out what process is causing this?

The answer was either the command

file /core

or the command

strings core | head -2

Both told me the answer. For me it was the qpopper that was dying. It was
always being restarted by inetd, so I didn't have any complaints about it. I
uninstalled the qpopper pkg and recompiled a later version and installed it

Thanks for the quick and correct replies!

Dave McFerren
System Administrator
Net Solutions, Inc.
816-220-0303 fax 816-220-0333
"It never hurts to help!"

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