[Samba] Unknown panic actions

Ralph Kutschera news2010 at ecuapac.at
Thu Oct 22 10:26:45 MDT 2009

Michael Wood schrieb:
> Basically when a process crashes on Unix from a segmentation fault (or
> for a couple of other reasons) the operating system can take a
> snapshot of the memory of the process and write it to a "core" file.
> Whether the OS will actually do this is controlled by things like the
> RLIMIT_CORE which can be set with "ulimit -c" and in the case of Linux
> by some stuff in /proc.
> See http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-4897 for more details.


So I put the following into the startup script of the samba daemon and 
assume this works:

 > ulimit -H -c unlimited
 > echo "/var/log/coredumps/core.%e.%p" > /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern

Nonetheless I'm getting no coredumps what makes me think about whether 
samba really crashes.

If it does, will it be restarted automatically? I couldn't find a reason 
for that within the Debian startup scripts.


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