Andre Costa wrote: > Hi Ed, > > On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 01:57, Ed Greshko <Ed Greshko greshko com > <mailto:Ed Greshko greshko com>> wrote: > > Andre Costa wrote: > > Hi Rick, thks for the reply. Comments below: > > > > On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 23:12, Rick Stevens <ricks nerd com > <mailto:ricks nerd com> > > <mailto:ricks nerd com <mailto:ricks nerd com>>> wrote: > > > > On 12/08/2009 03:44 PM, Andre Costa wrote: > > > > Hi, > > > > apps crashes are generating coredumps on /var/cache/abrt/* ; > > since I > > won't debug them myself and won't send them anywhere because > > they're too > > big, I would like to turn them off. I tried uncommenting > > > > #* soft core 0 > > > > on /etc/security/limits.conf but it did not work, coredumps > > were still > > being generated. > > > > > > I believe you need to reboot for that to take effect. > > > > > > I did that, to no avail :-( > > > > > > Then I tried to set > > > > MaxCrashReportsSize = 0 > > > > directly on /etc/abrt/abrt.conf, restarted abrtd but it > didn't > > work > > either (oddly enough abrt-gui doesn't allow changing this > > setting, "ok" > > button is disabled -- not even if I run it as root). > > > > So, as a last resource I created a script on /etc/cron.daily > > to get rid > > of the coredumps, but I'd rather not create them in the > first > > place. > > > > Anyone could give a hand? > > > > > > Well, you should also, as root: > > > > echo 'fs.suid_dumpable = 0' >> /etc/sysctl.conf > > sysctl -p > > > > That prevents suid programs from creating core files. You > should > > also make sure that there is a line to the effect: > > > > ulimit -S -c 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 > > > > is in /etc/profile so that all users have a core file dump > limit size > > of 0 bytes. > > > > > > Cool, nice tips, will implement them and see if they finally free me > > from these damned coredumps =/ (IMHO there should be an easier > way of > > doing that, considering this is a "new" feature shipped with F12) > > > Have you tried simply turning off the abrtd service? > > > That's definitely an option, and it already crossed my mind, but the > thing is that I'd really like to contribute with bug reports. My > problem is not abrt per se, I actually like the idea, but I just can't > understand why it is not easy to turn off coredumps generation since > they're useless -- the smallest one I've got was 15M, which AFAIK > would never be accepted as a bugzilla attachment (and it can get > worse: Firefox keeps generating 350-450M coredumps when it crashes...). > > So, ideally I would keep abrt around, and just turn off coredumps > generation. But, if worse comes to worst, I will end up disabling it > completely -- which I think will be a step back, but... Ahhh....that doesn't make much sense., IHMO. The abrtd service is designed to collect all the relevant information on a crash and send it back for analysis. Part of that relevant information would be the coredump. So, you want to remove a portion of the relevant information? Don't you think that would devalue the service?
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