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Where do these BIG files come from???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chrischee18, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. chrischee18

    chrischee18 Registered

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    anushkumar Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Did you check the file contents? you may try editing the files and read the contents for more details. Or you can paste some from there, so that we may get an idea.:)
     
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    They're core dumps. Use the "file" command to see what application caused them to be generated. For example:

    $ file core.1234

    They were most likely the result of a PHP process crashing for some reason that would require further investigation, such as with gdb:

    $ gdb /usr/bin/php core.1234
     
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    thanks guys. will take a look at it myself further.
     
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    Core dumps are usually the result of a script crash

    I find that various search scripts have them when weird characters are input by bots. The .core file will give you an idea of which script crashed and what was going on. I have just learned to accept the crashes on some scripts. I'll have like 4-5 of those a month on my heavy traffic sites.
     
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    Hello, I am having the same problem. I have followed your instruction, jpetersen and this is what I get when I run " file core.15565 "

    core.15565: ELF 32-bit LSB core file Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), SVR4-style, from 'perl-bin'

    What should I do with this information?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    The only places I've found references to "perl-bin" are here:

    Code:
    /usr/local/cpanel/src/userperl/uninstall
    /usr/local/cpanel/src/userperl/install
    /usr/local/cpanel/src/userperl/perl-wrapper.c
    
    so it looks to possibly be an issue with cPanel. I'd leave the core file there and open a ticket with cPanel for them to see what caused it to appear.
     
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