gcore man page

gcore — Generate a core file of a running program


gcore [-a] [-o filename] pid


Generate a core dump of a running program with process ID pid. Produced file is equivalent to a kernel produced core file as if the process crashed (and if "ulimit -c" were used to set up an appropriate core dump limit).  Unlike after a crash, after gcore the program remains running without any change.



Dump all memory mappings.  The actual effect of this option depends on the Operating System.  On GNU/Linux, it will disable "use-coredump-filter" and enable "dump-excluded-mappings".

-o filename

The optional argument filename specifies the file name where to put the core dump. If not specified, the file name defaults to core.pid, where pid is the running program process ID.

See Also

The full documentation for GDB is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the "info" and "gdb" programs and GDB's Texinfo documentation are properly installed at your site, the command

        info gdb

should give you access to the complete manual.

Using GDB: A Guide to the GNU Source-Level Debugger, Richard M. Stallman and Roland H. Pesch, July 1991.


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