Thu. Dec 12th, 2019

How to install ProcDump in Linux

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ProcDump is a Linux reimagining of the classic ProcDump tool from the Sysinternals Suite of tools for Windows. ProcDump provides a convenient way for Linux developers to create core dumps of their applications based on performance triggers.

Requirement:

  • Minimum OS:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 7
    • Fedora 26
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • gdb >= 7.6.1
  • zlib (build-time only)

Install

Via .deb Package

wget https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/microsoft-ubuntu-xenial-prod/pool/main/p/procdump/procdump_1.0.1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i procdump_1.0.1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get -f install

Use

Example

The following will create a core dump immediately.

sudo procdump -p 1234

The following will create 3 core dumps 10 seconds apart.

sudo procdump -n 3 -p 1234

The following will create 3 core dumps 5 seconds apart.

sudo procdump -n 3 -s 5 -p 1234

The following will create a core dump each time the process has CPU usage >= 65%, up to 3 times, with at least 10 seconds between each dump.

sudo procdump -C 65 -n 3 -p 1234

The following will create a core dump each time the process has CPU usage >= 65%, up to 3 times, with at least 5 seconds between each dump.

sudo procdump -C 65 -n 3 -s 5 -p 1234

The following will create a core dump when CPU usage is outside the range [10,65].

sudo procdump -c 10 -C 65 -p 1234

The following will create a core dump when CPU usage is >= 65% or memory usage is >= 100 MB.

sudo procdump -C 65 -M 100 -p 1234