3.2.14. /proc/kcore

3.2.14. /proc/kcore

This file represents the physical memory of the system and is stored in the core file format. Unlike most /proc/ files, kcore displays a size. This value is given in bytes and is equal to the size of the physical memory (RAM) used plus 4 KB.

The contents of this file are designed to be examined by a debugger, such as gdb, and is not human readable.

Caution

Do not view the /proc/kcore virtual file. The contents of the file scramble text output on the terminal. If this file is accidentally viewed, press Ctrl-C to stop the process and then type reset to bring back the command line prompt.


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