Less known Solaris features: About crashes and cores - Appendix B: ::status
You are logged into your system and doing a little bit of house keeping (archiving of old logfiles, deleting the rubbish on you system like backup files) and suddenly you see a core file. Heck … you wasn´t aware of the fact, that an application wrote such a file. How can you get some basic information about it? With Solaris you can use the
mdb for this task.
Let´s assume you find a core file at
/ on the system
Now we can start the Modular Debugger
mdb with the core file.
After a short moment the mdb command will give you a prompt. Now just type in the
Now you know, that you can savely ignore the file, as the system created it on your order while you was playing around with