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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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These events include keyboard-selected functions to kill the program (usually control-C), kill the program with a core dump (usually control-\), and suspend the program (usually control-Z).
The authors sort their information by type of problem, covering issues in system boot and startup/shutdown, system hangs and panics, performance tools, performance in general, adding new storage via SAN with reference to PCMCIA and USB, disk partitions and file systems, device failure and replacement, Linux processes (including structure, hangs and core dumps), backup and recovery, cron and at (including daemons), printing and printers (including the dreaded spooler), system security, network problems, login problems and X Windows problems.
The plant ran at normal rates all morning as storm bands hundreds of miles from Sandy's core dumped rain, platts reported on Monday.