kcore file 1GB HD space (need help) !!

Mike Bird mgb-ubuntu at yosemite.net
Tue May 31 04:27:42 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 21:17, hrumland at telusplanet.net wrote:
> 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 ????

/proc is a virtual file system.  It displays lots of system internals. 
It does not exist on your hard drive.  The kcore there is perfectly
normal.  It is not a crash dump.

--Mike Bird

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