Get the stack trace when a process craches

Posted on 2002-05-28
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Last Modified: 2013-12-26
I want to get the stack trace updated to a log when a running process crashes due to an exception.
It is a C process runnung on unix. After some search, I came thro U_STACK_TRACE(), which in cordination with signal() call, solves my problem in HP unix. But this(U_STACK_TRACE) is not there in SUN and DIGITAL servers.
In SUN I was able to solve the same using pstack utility.
But DIGITAL is still out of my reach.
I am now in look for something which works identical in all the three servers. Is there any way(using some system calls or something) by which I can print the stack, when the process crashes, which works identically in all the three(HP. SUN & DIGI) servers.

Question by:sai_pradeep
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Unless your process is setuid or cd'd into a directory it can't write in, you'll get a core dump on all three systems when the process crashes.  You can use a debugger to get a full stack trace from the core file.
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