Bug 10650 - non-privileged users can't set core dump size to non-zero
Summary: non-privileged users can't set core dump size to non-zero
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-04-07 20:52 UTC by glenn
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-09 22:40:00 UTC
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Description glenn 2000-04-07 20:52:57 UTC
New to 6.1 is the inability of the ordinary user to get a core file.
Somehow, unless you have super user privileges, the ordinary user can't
execute 'setrlimit(RLIMIT_CORE, ..)'.  So in bash, 'ulimit -c' and in tcsh,
'limit coredumpsize' result in privilege violations.

This is bordering on catastrophe for us poor developers.   There's nothing
like a core file to find out why a program crapped out, especially if
it happened off site, in front of a naive user.

Please put it back!

Comment 1 glenn 2000-04-09 22:40:59 UTC
Please delete/ignore this report pending further investigation.

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