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core dump

(programming, operating system, jargon)
Common Iron Age jargon, preserved by Unix for a memory dump.

The term is also used for a complete account of a human's knowledge on some subject (also brain dump), especially in a lecture or answer to an exam question.

core dump

An earlier term for memory dump. See core storage.
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Now, by using the kernel core dump utility and the crash analyzer, engineers at Mission Critical Linux are able to obtain a snapshot of all system activities before the system crash and rapidly analyze the data to isolate the problem and provide an appropriate software and/or hardware solution.
0 of the crash analyzer and the previously released kernel core dump utility are available for download from the Company's developer's forum page on its Web site at http://www.
To expedite the debugging process, Mission Critical Linux has designed the first widely available kernel core dump capabilities to take a snapshot of all system activities.
Our Online SupportCenter enables a company's customers to search the database for do-it-yourself problem solving, upload screen shots with error messages or core dumps out of a program that's crashed so that support staff can get to the root of the problem quickly, and even download fixes.