is it possible to find which process dumped core

Steve Holden steve at
Mon Jun 5 16:04:58 CEST 2006

su wrote:
> to find which process dumped core at the promt we give
> $ file core.28424
> core.28424: ELF 32-bit LSB core file of 'soffice.bin' (signal 11),
> Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), from 'soffice.bin'
> from this command we know 'soffice.bin' process dumped core. Now can i
> do the same using python i.e. finding which process dumped core?  if so
> how can i do it?
Unfortunately, without some debugging, all you are likely to find is 
that /usr/bin/python (or some other interpreter executable) dumped core.

You'd have to poke around inside the core image to find out which file 
was being executed when the interpreter failed.

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