What is /proc/kcore

David M. Carney carney1979 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 20:16:22 UTC 2006

Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Frank McCormick wrote:
>> The files in /proc don't really exist - they are the
>> kernels representation of the machines hardware.
> Yeah, that's why I was surprised to find a huge file there. I expect 
> everything in /proc to be either 0kb or 4.0kb.
>> Don't worry about 1gb files in /proc.
> Ok, thanks. I feel better.
> I'm still curious though, what is /proc/kcore? Why does it "look" huge 
> when everything else in /proc looks either 0kb or 4.0kb?
> Cheers,
> Daniel.
This might help....



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