Re: PATCH: Core dumps as a config option

Paul Gortmaker (
Sat, 2 May 1998 13:39:36 +1000 (EST)

> > This simple patch makes core dumps a config option (which only appears


> I much prefer the other patch that's floating around that makes coredumps
> /proc configurable. It allows you to choose if coredumps happen or not;

Several people have mailed me saying use a proc+sysctl interface instead.
That was not my intention. My primary motivation was to reduce the final
kernel size (I am always looking for ways to do this) and hence the use
of CONFIG options. If I was only worried about core files then I'd just
ulimit them to zero.

Another option is to make the coredump support a separate module from the
the associated binfmt. This would not be too hard either.


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