Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10650
non-privileged users can't set core dump size to non-zero
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
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!
Please delete/ignore this report pending further investigation.