Safe to remove Core File?


I’m using WM 7.1 suite running on Solaris. I was wondering if it’s ok to delete the core file generated in the IntegrationServer directory.

Are core file are always generated by the OS for debugging purposes?


It is perfectly safe to remove the code files. But perhaps it is good to investigate what triggres the core file.

You may have to take help of the OS vendor for this activity

A core dump consists of the recorded state of the working memory of a computer program at a specific time, generally when the program has terminated abnormally (crashed).Other key pieces of program state are usually dumped at the same time, including the processor registers, which may include the program counter and stack pointer, memory management information, and other processor and operating system flags and information.

Its a good practise to examine this core file to know the bugs in the application and in the system.

If it was java look for thread dumps output files. It can say more.