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Core Files in pache/php

You may come across core files which gets generated within your accounts. The possible reason for the core files getting generated is when a php process is killed, apache creates core files under your account. On phpSuexec servers this may cause due to incorrect php.ini file placed in your account and if it is caused due to php/apache then you can get rid off those core files by editing the httpd startup file on the server end.

Follow the steps below to stop the core file creation on the server.

# vi /etc/init.d/httpd

Search for ulimit lines. For eg : you can see these lines

ulimit -n 1024
ulimit -n 4096
ulimit -n 8192
ulimit -n 16384

You need to add ulimit -c 0 at the end. Which will look like :

ulimit -n 1024
ulimit -n 4096
ulimit -n 8192
ulimit -n 16384
ulimit -c 0

Save changes and quit. Now kill / stop apache service and then start apache service on the server .

# service httpd stop

# service httpd start

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June 17, 2011 Posted by | Apache, PHP | , | Leave a comment