Renai LeMay <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
RL> can someone tell me what the file /proc/kcore is used for?
The /proc filesystem consists entirely of virtual files created by the
kernel for various purposes. kcore happens to be an image of the
system memory; it's probably useful for kernel debugging. If you
check with 'ls -l', /proc/kcore should have the same size as your
system memory, but the "file" doesn't actually take up any disk space
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