Devel::CoreDump - create core dumps of the running perl interpreter, without terminating
use Devel::CoreDump; Devel::CoreDump->write('perl.core');
This module allows to create GDB readable coredumps from the running perl interpreter, without terminating execution.
my $fh = Devel::CoreDump->get;
Returns a file handle that can be read to obtain a snapshot of the current state of this process. If a core file could not be generated for any reason, an exception is thrown.
This function momentarily suspends all threads, while creating a COW (copy-on-write) copy of the process's address space.
This function is neither reentrant nor async signal safe. Callers should wrap a mutex around the invocation of this function, if necessary.
The current implementation tries very hard to behave reasonably when called from a signal handler, but no guarantees are made that this will always work. Most importantly, it is the caller's responsibility to make sure that there are never more than one instance of
write() executing concurrently.
Writes the core file to disk. This is a convenience method wrapping
get(). If a core file could not be generated for any reason, an exception is thrown.
Florian Ragwitz <email@example.com>
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright (c) 2008 Florian Ragwitz
This software is distributed under the terms of the BSD License
Parts of this module are taken from Google's coredumper library. http://code.google.com/p/google-coredumper/.
Copyright (c) 2005-2008, Google Inc. All rights reserved.
Coredumper is distributed under the terms of the BSD License.