[systemd-devel] Extracting a coredump from the journal

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Mar 5 06:27:41 PST 2012

On Wed, 15.02.12 09:16, Thierry Reding (thierry.reding at avionic-design.de) wrote:

> Hi,
> I've just had a service crash on one of my systems that runs with systemd 43
> so I had a look at the output from 'systemctl status' and looked through the
> journal to find an entry saying that the process dumped core. I can also
> confirm that the journal has a coredump entry (judging by the verbose output
> mode) but I can't seem to find any documentation on how to extract the core
> dump from the journal.
> Have I missed something?

There's currently no nice tool to extract a core dump from the journal
(which is one of the reasons this feature isn't enabled by default on
F17 yet). You can easily extract it with some C calls however. We will
add a proper C tool for this shortly.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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