[distcc] Where does distcc --daemon put its core files?

Alan Conway aconway at redhat.com
Fri Aug 17 15:38:43 GMT 2007

On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 13:19 +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> On 8/17/07, Alan Conway <aconway at redhat.com> wrote:
> > I'm trying to get my first distcc farm working and having no luck so
> > far. Work is being passed around but the distccd child processes are
> > crashing every time.
> That is pretty strange.  I'm not sure off hand what would be causing
> this.  I suggest you build distccd with debug symbols then run it
> under gdb with --no-fork, or try to find the core files.
> It should be dumping them in its cwd, but that may not be writable by
> the process.  Ubuntu puts in some special core-catching behaviour that
> redirects them.  I'm not sure if there is anything like that in Red
> Hat (as I presume you're using), but that would be something else to
> watch out for.

Thanks, I found the core files - finally noticed the "chdir /tmp" in the
server log output. I've rebuilt with debug symbols so will debug this
further as soon as I have time. Now if only my builds were faster  I
would *have* more time, catch-22 :)


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