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Microsoft developer, David Fowler revealed ‘ProcDump for Linux’, a Linux version of the ProcDump Sysinternals tool, over the weekend on November 3.

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

Requirements for ProcDump

The tool currently supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 7, Fedora 26, Mageia 6 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with other versions being tested. It also supports gdb >= 7.6.1 and zlib (build-time only).

Limitations of ProcDump

  • Runs on Linux Kernels version 3.5+
  • Does not have full feature parity with Windows version of ProcDump, specifically, stay alive functionality, and custom performance counters

Installing ProcDump

ProcDump can be installed using two methods, first, Package Manager, which is a preferred method. The other one is via.deb package.

To know more about ProcDump in detail visit its GitHub page.

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