coredump.conf, coredump.conf.d — Coredump storage configuration files
These files configure the behaviour of systemd-coredump(8), a handler for core dumps invoked by the kernel.
Configuration files are read from directories in
/usr/lib/, in order of precedence.
Each configuration file in these configuration directories shall be named in
the style of
/etc/ override files with the same name in
/usr/lib/. Files in
/run/ override files with the same name in
Packages should install their configuration files in
/usr/lib/. Files in
reserved for the local administrator, who may use this logic to override the
configuration files installed by vendor packages. All configuration files
are sorted by their filename in lexicographic order, regardless of which of
the directories they reside in. If multiple files specify the same option,
the entry in the file with the lexicographically latest name will take
precedence. It is recommended to prefix all filenames with a two-digit number
and a dash, to simplify the ordering of the files.
If the administrator wants to disable a configuration file supplied by
the vendor, the recommended way is to place a symlink to
/dev/null in the configuration directory in
/etc/, with the same filename as the vendor
Configuration is also read from a single configuration file in
/etc/. This file is read before any of the
configuration directories, and has the lowest precedence; entries in a file
in any configuration directory override entries in the single configuration
All options are configured in the
Controls where to store cores. One of
journal", and "
none", the coredumps will be logged but not
stored permanently. When "
default), cores will be stored in
journal", cores will be stored in
the journal and rotated following normal journal
rotation patterns. When "
will be stored in both locations.
When cores are stored in the journal, they might be compressed following journal compression settings, see journald.conf(5). When cores are stored externally, they will be compressed by default, see below.
Controls compression for external
storage. Takes a boolean argument, defaults to
The maximum size in bytes of a core which will be processed. Coredumps exceeding this size will be logged, but the backtrace will not be generated and the core will not be stored.
The maximum (uncompressed) size in bytes of a core to be saved.
Enforce limits on the disk space taken up by
externally stored coredumps.
sure that old coredumps are removed as soon as the total disk
space taken up by coredumps grows beyond this limit (defaults
to 10% of the total disk size).
controls how much disk space to keep free at least (defaults
to 15% of the total disk size). Note that the disk space used
by coredumps might temporarily exceed these limits while
coredumps are processed. Note that old coredumps are also
removed based on time via