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       coredump.conf, coredump.conf.d - Coredump storage configuration files







       These files configure the behavior of systemd-coredump(8), a handler for core dumps
       invoked by the kernel.


       The default configuration is defined during compilation, so a configuration file is only
       needed when it is necessary to deviate from those defaults. By default, the configuration
       file in /etc/systemd/ contains commented out entries showing the defaults as a guide to
       the administrator. This file can be edited to create local overrides.

       When packages need to customize the configuration, they can install configuration snippets
       in /usr/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/. Files in /etc/ are reserved for the local administrator,
       who may use this logic to override the configuration files installed by vendor packages.
       The main configuration file is read before any of the configuration directories, and has
       the lowest precedence; entries in a file in any configuration directory override entries
       in the single configuration file. Files in the *.conf.d/ configuration subdirectories are
       sorted by their filename in lexicographic order, regardless of which of the subdirectories
       they reside in. If multiple files specify the same option, the entry in the file with the
       lexicographically latest name takes precedence. It is recommended to prefix all filenames
       in those subdirectories with a two-digit number and a dash, to simplify the ordering of
       the files.

       To disable a configuration file supplied by the vendor, the recommended way is to place a
       symlink to /dev/null in the configuration directory in /etc/, with the same filename as
       the vendor configuration file.


       All options are configured in the "[Coredump]" section:

           Controls where to store cores. One of "none", "external", "journal", and "both". When
           "none", the coredumps will be logged but not stored permanently. When "external" (the
           default), cores will be stored in /var/lib/systemd/coredump. When "journal", cores
           will be stored in the journal and rotated following normal journal rotation patterns.
           When "both", cores will be stored in both locations.

           When cores are stored in the journal, they might be compressed following journal
           compression settings, see journald.conf(5). When cores are stored externally, they
           will be compressed by default, see below.

           Controls compression for external storage. Takes a boolean argument, which defaults to

           The maximum size in bytes of a core which will be processed. Coredumps exceeding this
           size will be logged, but the backtrace will not be generated and the core will not be

       ExternalSizeMax=, JournalSizeMax=
           The maximum (uncompressed) size in bytes of a core to be saved.

       MaxUse=, KeepFree=
           Enforce limits on the disk space taken up by externally stored coredumps.  MaxUse=
           makes sure that old coredumps are removed as soon as the total disk space taken up by
           coredumps grows beyond this limit (defaults to 10% of the total disk size).  KeepFree=
           controls how much disk space to keep free at least (defaults to 15% of the total disk
           size). Note that the disk space used by coredumps might temporarily exceed these
           limits while coredumps are processed. Note that old coredumps are also removed based
           on time via systemd-tmpfiles(8). Set either value to 0 to turn off size-based


       systemd-journald.service(8), coredumpctl(1), systemd-tmpfiles(8)