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core dump

n.
A copy of the data stored in the core memory of a computer, usually used for debugging purposes.
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Noun1.core dump - (computer science) dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU; usually used for debugging
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
dump - (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
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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.
The kernel core dump utility, crash analyzer and expert engineering staff are part of a series of tools and services that empower Mission Critical Linux to lead the way in successfully supporting the deployment of Linux in the enterprise.
At Oracle OpenWorld, Mission Critical Linux will demonstrate its revolutionary foundation tools, including the kernel core dump utility, and explain how it will support the use of Linux in business, computing and e-commerce application environments.
Jim Tomsic, director of information technology for Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home, cautions that "without defining data, and how it's traded back and forth, a core dump of data isn't all that helpful because it's too voluminous to be useful.