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From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
To: Jonny Grant <>, linux-man <>
Subject: Re: core man page %e
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2020 12:18:10 +0200
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In-Reply-To: <>

Hello Jonny,

On 5/30/20 12:39 PM, Jonny Grant wrote:
> Hello mtk
> I've noticed "%e-%s.core" often gives something other than the
> filename and the name is truncated to 16 bytes:-
> ThreadPoolServi-5.core
> Chrome_InProcUt-5.core
> This was set:
> sysctl -w kernel.core_pattern="%e-%s.core"
> In multithreaded applications it looks like %e is giving something
> other than the filename, perhaps a thread entry-point symbol name.> 
>             %e  executable filename (without path prefix)
> Could this be updated to:
>             %e  executable filename or thread name truncated to 16 bytes

I changed it to this:

           %e  The process or thread's comm value, which typically is the
               same  as the executable filename (without path prefix, and
               truncated to a maximum of 15  characters),  but  may  have
               been  modified  to be something different; see the discus‐
               sion of /proc/[pid]/comm  and  /proc/[pid]/task/[tid]/comm
               in proc(5).



Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer;
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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-30 10:39 Jonny Grant
2020-06-01 10:21 ` Jonny Grant
2020-06-09  8:25   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-06-09 11:00     ` Jonny Grant
2020-06-09 10:18 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) [this message]
2020-06-09 11:35   ` Jonny Grant

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