mysterious "try" process dumping core on 7.2-RELEASE ... worried ...

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Nov 30 06:47:13 UTC 2009

George Sanders wrote:
> I see these two entries in my /var/log/messages:
> Nov 24 18:08:41 hostname kernel: pid 25901 (try), uid 0: exited on signal 10 (core dumped)
> Nov 24 18:10:29 hostname kernel: pid 35359 (try), uid 0: exited on signal 10 (core dumped)
> But I've never heard of a "try" binary, and 'which try' shows nothing ...

I believe this is generated by autoconf as one of its tests of OS behaviour.
As such it's harmless.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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