I want to change naming of core dumps for a separate process and its childs or, if it is impossible, for all processes of a separate user.

NOTE: I know that it is possible to change the naming for all users overwriting /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern file.


As you know, /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern is system-global, and Linux-specific (not portable).

I don't think there's a facility to customize core dump filenames on a per-process or per-uid basis, but you might be able to to achieve what you want by sending core dumps to a handler program instead of directly to a file. By doing something like this:

echo "|usr/local/bin/my_core_dump_handler" >/proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern

my_core_dump_handler will be executed each time a core dump occurs. It can read the actual core dump on its standard input and write it to a customized filename of its choosing.

BTW: Your question talks about /proc/sys/kernel/core_name_format. I am assuming you mean /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern because the former doesn't exist for me.

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