Disable core dumps

Craig Reyenga craig at craig.afraid.org
Sun Mar 7 11:30:43 PST 2004

I think you are looking for the 'kern.coredump' sysctl. Put a line like this
in /etc/sysctl.conf:


Hope this helps.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tobias Eichert" <te at macnews.de>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 1:39 PM
Subject: Disable core dumps

> Hello,
> I'd like to know whether there's a possibility to disable core dumps in a
> 'global' manner.
> I've already modified my bash config by adding a "ulimit -c 0" in order to
> prevent core dumps from being written to the disk.
> The problem still persists when starting an application via the KDE menu,
> my case the qt assistant. The core file will be in my home directory.
> There's a way to disable crash dumps by adding the line "dumpdev=NO"
> to /etc/rc.conf. Is there something analogue for nomal core dumps?
> Thanks and best regards,
> Tobias
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