How to Generate or Get Coredump file in Linux
A core file or core dump is a file that records the memory image of a running process and its process status, to find out getting a segmentation fault.
$ ulimit -c unlimited
then that will tell bash that its programs can dump cores of any size. You can specify a size such as 52M instead of unlimited if you want.
You can set core file size unlimited in your .bashrc file,
$ sudo vim ~/.bashrc
ulimit -c unlimited
$ sudo source ~/.bashrc
Get the coredump file from running process using below command,
gcore [file] : The optional argument file specifies the file name where to put the core dump.
You can generate a core dump for a hung process using this command,
$ gcore 12541
this command can take into account the value of the file /proc/pid/coredump_filter when generating the core dump
if gcore is not available on your system then
kill -ABRT <pid>
$ kill -ABRT 12181
Don't use kill -SEGV as that will often invoke a signal handler making it harder to diagnose the stuck process
Another way is configure in sysctl.conf to generate coredump with location, open a configuration file and add a line.
$ vim /etc/sysctl.conf
Then, run the command to save the configurations.
$ sysctl -p