how to enable coredumps on debian 3.0 (woody)

Have you tried to change the default core size of 0 in Debian? The current default setting disables the writing of core files (coredumps) all together. Which is a pain in the you-know-where, when you have an application which crashes now and then and you don't know how to reproduce it.

So here's the deal:

  1. Uncomment the line in /etc/security/limits.conf

    *               hard    core            10000

    You might want to change the "hard" into "soft", so anyone can change the

    setting again to something reasonable.

  2. Uncomment the line in /etc/pam.d/login which says something like this

    session    required


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