Tools to classify / uniquify core dumps or stack traces?

Jan Kratochvil
Thu Aug 1 19:36:00 GMT 2013

On Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:26:21 +0200, Paul Smith wrote:
> Hi all.  I've got an environment where I'm getting lots of core dumps
> from various places and it's very tedious to go through them and
> determine which ones are for unique problems, and which are essentially
> duplicates (same bug causing the core dump).
> I was thinking of throwing together some kind of Perl or Python script
> that could compare and categorize stack traces, but I thought surely
> someone must have done something like this before.
> Anyone have any pointers or thoughts about something like this?

ABRT, it has several backends how to report the results (the typical one is
Bugzilla), it also supports heuristic duplicates detection etc.
It is shipped in all recent Fedora releases by default and it is also
a project deployable on any OS:

There is also Apport (I do not have experience with it).


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