Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47378
Rampant CORE files
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
Description of Problem:
The default installation has been repeatedly dropping CORE files in the /
& /ROOT as well as /HOME/<USER> directories. They seem to have not
diminished in the least since applying the security updates (complete,
except for the kernel, at the moment).
Not certain what causes this phenomenon. Used khexedit to inspect them &
there was indication of a sound problem, but that was only a small part
of the latest output.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in a couple times, or so, and it'll very likely happen
--particularly after installing an update or other pkg.
Core files in three different directories, in turn.
Hoped I would at last be free of such files
Am attaching the latest Core file for your inspection. Since I am not
totally familiar w/the Red Hat system --not to mention Linux, itself, I
do not care to offer any more of an opinion.
Created attachment 22731 [details]
This latest file was found in the /root directory. Before that, it was in /home/<user
AMD K6-2 3D 400mhz processor
4.03GB HD (RH Linux-dedicated)
As of this date --05JUL01-- the updated kernel-2.4.3-12 is installed. I'll
keep you posted.
I'd guess your kernel is oopsing. Anything in the 'dmesg' output?
Created attachment 22850 [details]
Find a ZIP file containing two more core files --one from <user> and one from
<root>-- which are both post-kernel upgrade. Question: looking inside one of
the files I noted an 'out of memory' error. I have 64MB RAM on this box, but
have ordered 64MB more. Will that help, or is there something else going on,
here? Also noticed that there were lots of sound errors --a couple of which
concerned applications I have not used since upgrading the kernel. (...?)
...Could not attach file --no link. I've e-mailed the files in question.
It's possible it could be a memory issue. How much swap do you have?
(Assigning to kernel for the time being.)
Swap space is listed at right around 200MB --the default installation amount
since I had it auto-partition. I handed the installation engine a blank HD
w/o no partitions of any kind, as memory serves, because I wanted to test the
default installation rather than using my own parameters, as I usually do when
working w/more familiar distros.
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