Bug 78313 - daemon function should have a core dump option
daemon function should have a core dump option
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-11-21 00:52 EST by thalakan
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:32 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 7.85-1
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 17:20:41 EDT
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Description thalakan 2002-11-21 00:52:11 EST
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Description of problem:
The daemon function currently sets the core dump size to 0 unconditionally.  It
would be nice to have a --daemon argument which could be passed to it so
application developers can ship "debug" packages which use that to generate core
dumps of a misbehaving application.  Currently, the application developer has to
directly modify /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions, which changes its hash.  And since
initscripts is a base package, security automation at some sites interpret this
as sign of a possible intrusion.

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