Generate minimal and customized core dump files on Linux.

Dump Utility

The minicoredumper project provides a program that handles the creation of core dump files on Linux. It can produce much smaller core dump files by making use of sparse files, compression, and allowing the user to configure what parts of the process memory image should be dumped.

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By using libminicoredumper, an application can register exactly what data should be dumped by minicoredumper. This data will not only be dumped in case of a crash, but also can be triggered to dump during runtime.

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Live Dumps

The minicoredumper project provides a tool to trigger libminicoredumper-based applications to dump their registered data while running. If any of the applications should crash, minicoredumper will trigger the others to dump their data as well.

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2020-05-07: relocated to

The Linux Foundation will be shutting down their git service for workgroups. The minicoredumper repository and bug tracking has been moved to the DiaMon Workgroup account on We thank the Linux Foundation for providing us the git service over the last 5 years.

2018-07-16: version 2.0.1 released

A new revision of the minicoredumper is available. This release deals primarily with compiler warnings and licensing changes. No new or changed functionality has been introduced.

2016-11-30: version 2.0.0 released

The next major release of the minicoredumper is available. This release includes many new features, many of which provide a simplified interface and smaller footprint.

2015-11-30: version 1.0.2 released

An additional dump notification method based on inotify has been implemented for systems where D-Bus cannot be used. Please see the installation page and various man pages for details on usage.

2015-11-03: version 1.0.1 released

Several important fixes and many new features are available in this new version. Please read the release notes (NEWS) for details.

2015-06-01: version 1.0.0 released

The first version of minicoredumper is released.

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Date File Size Signature
2018-07-16 minicoredumper-2.0.1.tar.xz 285 KB minicoredumper-2.0.1.tar.xz.asc

Files are signed using the PGP public key 0xB96E3ADC5C9BF4A8.

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