DUMPCNT configuration parameter (UNIX)

Use the DUMPCNT configuration parameter to specify the number of assertion failures in a session for which a database server thread dumps shared memory or generates a core file by calling the gcore utility.

onconfig.std value
Positive integers
Number of shared memory dumps or core files that can be generated in session
takes effect
After you edit your onconfig file and restart the database server.
When you reset the value dynamically in your onconfig file by running the onmode -wf command.
When you reset the value in memory by running the onmode -wm command.


An assertion failure occurs when the database server cannot continue normal processing.

Assertion failures can generate as many core files or shared memory dumps as the value of the DUMPCNT configuration parameter. Further assertion failures generate errors in the message log and perhaps to the application, but no further diagnostic information is saved.

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