Bug 47378 - Rampant CORE files
Summary: Rampant CORE files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-05 04:40 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:39:04 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
This latest file was found in the /root directory. Before that, it was in /home/<user (488.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2001-07-05 04:43 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details
dmesg output (8.05 KB, text/plain)
2001-07-06 13:22 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details

Description Need Real Name 2001-07-05 04:40:59 UTC
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).

How Reproducible:
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.

Actual Results:
Core files in three different directories, in turn.

Expected Results:
Hoped I would at last be free of such files

Additional Information:
 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.

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-07-05 04:43:33 UTC
Created attachment 22731 [details]
This latest file was found in the /root directory.  Before that, it was in /home/<user

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-07-05 04:45:52 UTC

Toshiba Satellite2100CDT
AMD K6-2 3D 400mhz processor
4.03GB HD (RH Linux-dedicated)

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-07-06 00:19:07 UTC
As of this date --05JUL01-- the updated kernel-2.4.3-12 is installed.  I'll 
keep you posted.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-06 02:27:07 UTC
I'd guess your kernel is oopsing. Anything in the 'dmesg' output?

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2001-07-06 13:22:07 UTC
Created attachment 22850 [details]
dmesg output

Comment 6 Need Real Name 2001-07-06 15:35:07 UTC
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. (...?)

Comment 7 Need Real Name 2001-07-06 16:39:53 UTC
...Could not attach file --no link.  I've e-mailed the files in question.

Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-11 01:31:50 UTC
It's possible it could be a memory issue. How much swap do you have?

(Assigning to kernel for the time being.)

Comment 9 Need Real Name 2001-07-11 12:58:16 UTC
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.

Comment 10 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:04 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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