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

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Managing Core and Crash Dumps

Keeping many user core files on hand can get messy as well as expensive to store. You can’t store them all in one place, much less identify them quickly if they have the same name, and it might be difficult to determine on a multiuser system who (if anyone) wants to analyze them. One consideration an administrator has to make, therefore, is how to name and locate these files, and perhaps how much space to allow for storing them, too.

With crash dumps, naming may be less of an issue, but storage requirements are a bigger one. A crash dump can be significantly larger than what I’ve shown if it includes more than its kernel pages. If maintaining sufficient disk space is a problem, you may need a policy that prevents ...

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