NAME

libminicoredumper - a library for registering application data for dumping with the minicoredumper(1)  

DESCRIPTION

libminicoredumper provides an interface for registering binary and text data for dumping with the minicoredumper(1). The data can be dumped into a core(5) file (in case this application crashes), or into separate files for simple access.

If any data is registered for dumping, an anonymous UNIX domain socket is used to send a message minicoredumper_regd(1), registering this application with minicoredumper(1). When some other application crashes, the minicoredumper(1)willdumptheregistereddatafromthisapplication as well. This feature allows variable information from multiple applications to be dumped soon after any application crashes. To minimize the time between an application crash and the dumping of other registered applications, the minicoredumper(1) uses PTRACE_SEIZE and PTRACE_INTERRUPT to temporarily pause registered applications until all dumping is complete.  

SEE ALSO

mcd_dump_data_register_bin(3), mcd_dump_data_register_text(3), mcd_dump_data_unregister(3), minicoredumper(1), minicoredumper.cfg.json(5), minicoredumper.recept.json(5), minicoredumper_regd(1), minicoredumper_trigger(1), coreinject(1) ptrace(2)

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