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Arrrg, so many "core" files? (22 posts)

  1. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What are these files?

    ELF 32-bit LSB core file Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), SVR4-style, from 'php'

    I have tons of these "core" files filing up my blog space, and I can't figure out what they are. They are all in my main blog file sitting with the wp files. They all start out core. with numbers attached like core.1024. When I go to view file type it says:
    ELF 32-bit LSB core file Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), SVR4-style, from 'php'
    but I can't read it. It's just a bunch of jumbled letters, symbols, etc. Help please?

  2. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Are these in your theme, in your root folder, in your blog folder... where EXACTLY are these files? Where are you seeing their output, if any? It looks like something from a computer, but if we don't know where exactly you're seeing it (on your live site? in the download folder? in the folders you see when you FTP in? where?) we can't really help you much.

  3. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I go to Cpanel. Log into my website. Then I click file manager, then the public html folder. In there is my blog folder, and inside the blog folder is where they reside. Along with all of the various wp folders like admin, content, etc.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    theyre called core dumps and why your host has them enabled to show up in your directory is beyond me. Delete them, and drop an email to your host that you're seeing them.

    for anyone interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_dump

  5. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Will I lose any posts, comments, etc from my blog if I dump them?

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    nope. theyre useless to you, btw, and unless youre seeing issues with your blog ..

  7. 2notch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    These files are "core dumps" of php. Each file is a server memory map of what went wrong with php at the moment php crashed.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_dump

    It's something you should take up with your host.

    oops! too late

  8. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    2notch, youre a little slow. :P

  9. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    They are:
    core.#####

    They do not end in .core They end in numbers, and they vary in size from 9400k to 10044k

  10. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thats fine, delete them.

  11. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Now I'm really confused. Sorry, but I'm a bit of a newbie.

  12. 2notch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @whooami
    Yeah, that happens to old people :)

  13. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    diveinspiration, delete them. i edited my post above because i couldnt remember if they started or ended with *core* -- just delete them and be done with it :) I promise i wouldnt steer ya wrong.

  14. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    So, back to my earlier question, if I delete them all, I will lose no data?

    And, what exactly should I tell my host is happening?

  15. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I type too slow whooami :)

  16. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    DELETE THEM!! :)

    tell your host you are seeing core dumps in your home directory -- ask them if they would like you to save the next one for them, though im guessign they dont even know how to read 'em :P

  17. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks. I will delete them now, and pass on the info.

  18. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ok! :)

  19. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There were over 1000 of them. No wonder my host was complaining about the amount of space I was using. Sheeeesh!

  20. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thats not good, and indicates there are issues on that box. Like I said, make sure to email the support peeps and let them know. They may indeed want to see one the next time it happens.

  21. diveinspiration
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's exactly what they just said to me in their e-mail. They are scratching their heads a bit right now as well.

  22. DeanStev
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Tell them to reinstall Zend Optimizer - that usually caused them to show if it's corrupted, which one of the versions recently was..

    if it's a cpanel box, tell them to ssh in and run the following:
    [code]/scripts/installzendopt[/code]

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