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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821) by Michael Ernest

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Understanding Core Files

I see no real need for mystery or trepidation concerning a core file. That said, I must admit that most admin students seem to suffer in silence or bury themselves in their e-mail when I say that. But look, it’s really not a big deal to understand where they come from and why.

For a process to run on Solaris, it first has to be composed from a number of segments. The segments of any Solaris program will include the following items:

Image Its program code, also called its text

Image Data declared when the program was allocated

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