Setting core dump limits from Python

It’s very annoying for a program to crash, but it happens. When it happens if the system was configured to dump the core you’ll get a core file with hopefully enough information to debug the crash.

But we don’t know if the system will be configured to dump the core, so we may want to do this from our Python program. We can use the resource module in the standard library. The following example shows how to enable core dumps if —dump-core option is specified:

PS: This worked just fine for the root user but didn’t seem to do the job for a normal user.

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