Re: Core dumps & restarting

Richard Henderson (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 13:40:02 -0600 (CST)

> I believe Emacs ships with an undump program. I don't
> know if this have been ported to Linux, but it would be a nice weekend
> project for someone.

Actually it is a routine that is linked in called unexec(). It never
generates a core dump, just creates a new executable from the running
image and some magic smoke extracted from the old executable.

Various flavours of the routine exist for all Linux executable types.