[kubuntu-users] Re: kcore file 1GB HD space (need help) !!

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Tue May 31 09:40:58 UTC 2005

On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 07:05:44AM +0100, Martin J Hooper wrote:
> hrumland at telusplanet.net wrote:
> >Hi everyone,
> >I have discovered recently that I have a kcore file on Kubuntu with a file 
> >size of 1 GB in my /proc file system. I realized that for a while the 
> >harddrive was constantly writing and that the harddrive space decreased 
> >rapidly. This happend also in UBUNTU once resulting in filling up the 
> >harddrive space to 95% with bad results. Now I need to know how I can 
> >delete this file from the proc file system and how I can make sure that 
> >this is not any more happen as this is the result of a crash core dump ????
> I wouldn't worry about it actually.  The /proc filesystem's contents are 
> in memory instead of actually on the hard disc.
> Hope thats right!  Am I right there?

Yes, /proc/kcore is a way of accessing your computer's memory, if you
have a 1GB file there it means you are lucky enough to have a machine
with 1GB of memory.  I takes up no space on the hard disk.

Jonathan Riddell

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