Bug#956435: systemd-coredump: should have a way of deleting core dumps

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Sat Apr 11 04:25:15 BST 2020

Package: systemd-coredump
Version: 245.4-3
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream

According to the man page of coredumpctl there is no way to delete a core dump
that it manages.  If you find the file name and rm it then it stays in the
output of "coredumpctl list" with status "missing".

It's a reasonable expectation that everything which can be created can be
deleted.  This is especially true of core dumps which can take more space than
desired and which can potentially have confidential data which needs to be

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (700, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.4.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_AU:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: SELinux: enabled - Mode: Enforcing - Policy name: default

Versions of packages systemd-coredump depends on:
ii  adduser  3.118
ii  libacl1  2.2.53-6
ii  libc6    2.30-4
ii  libdw1   0.176-1.1
ii  libelf1  0.176-1.1
ii  systemd  245.4-3

systemd-coredump recommends no packages.

systemd-coredump suggests no packages.

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