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what is core !!

asked 2017-05-03 10:25:05 -0600

zubair gravatar image

hi guys, i am using opencv with ros environmnt and after many trials ,, a file named core is created !! and is of size 185 MB and i am wondering what is the need of this ??? its just got generated automatically from the code which have opencv, librealsense etc headers ,..

any one ??

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answered 2017-05-03 12:01:16 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image

That is probably a core dump, which is a file that gets generated when your program(s) run into a SEGFAULT (ie: crash).

See wikipedia/coredump for some background.

Note that this is not really ROS related, but more a generic Linux/programming question.

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