System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration

Configurable Core File Paths

Two new configurable core file paths that can be enabled or disabled independently of each other are:

When a process terminates abnormally, it produces a core file in the current directory by default. If the global core file path is enabled, each abnormally terminating process might produce two files, one in the current working directory, and one in the global core file location.

By default, a setuid process does not produce core files using either the global or per-process path.