It is a Linux re-imagining of the classic ProcDump tool from the Sysinternals suite of tools for Windows.

It provides a convenient way for Linux developers to create core dumps of their application based on performance triggers.

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Installation & Usage


  • Minimum OS:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 7
    • Fedora 26
    • Mageia 6
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • We are actively testing against other Linux distributions. If you have requests for specific distros, please let us know (or create a pull request with the necessary changes).
  • gdb >= 7.6.1
  • zlib (build-time only)

Install ProcDump

Via Package Manager [prefered method]

  • Add the Microsoft Product feed

curl | gpg –dearmor > microsoft.gpg
sudo mv microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg

Register the Microsoft Product feed

Ubuntu 16.04

sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb [arch=amd64] xenial main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft.list’

Ubuntu 14.04

sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb [arch=amd64] trusty main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft.list’

  • Install Procdump

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install procdump
Via .deb Package
Pre-Depends: dpkg(>=1.17.5)

Download .deb Package

Ubuntu 16.04


Ubuntu 14.04


Install Procdump

sudo dpkg -i procdump_1.0.1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get -f install


Ubuntu 14.04+

sudo apt-get purge procdump


Usage: procdump [OPTIONS…] TARGET
-C CPU threshold at which to create a dump of the process from 0 to 100 * nCPU
-c CPU threshold below which to create a dump of the process from 0 to 100 * nCPU
-M Memory commit threshold in MB at which to create a dump
-m Trigger when memory commit drops below specified MB value.
-n Number of dumps to write before exiting
-s Consecutive seconds before dump is written (default is 10)
TARGET must be exactly one of these:
-p pid of the process
-w Name of the process executable