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/var filled up with MRTG "core" files

Discussion in 'cPanel Developers' started by Stream, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Stream

    Stream Well-Known Member

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    The past 3-4 days the folder /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mrtg has been filled up with files called core.xxxx (where x is a number).

    Currently it contains 5.8GB of these files, while another server I have only has 270MB in this folder. Both servers have been running MRTG since April this year.

    Anyone knows what these files are and why they are created?

    Can I safely delete them? (allthough that won't help much if they keep being created).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    You can safely delete them. they're created when an executable fails and the OS creates a core dump file which can be inspected with the right tools, but is not straight-forward. You'll need to look into your mrtg procedure to find out why it's failing.
     
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    Thanks for your reply, chirpy!

    Tried upgrading mrtg today, and now it won't run at all.

    Will have a closer look at it later on when I've cleaned up all these core-files...
     
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