AIX: Solved: gencore:: Not owner

I have encountered an interesting issue or error while generating gencore on an AIX server.

Lets see the error and solution details below.

Error Details

ngeunix003> gencore 12583030 ../core.dmp
gencore:: Not owner

ngeunix003--> gencore 12583030 ../core.dmp
ngeunix003-->

 

Investigation

ngeunix003--> ls -l /usr/bin/gencore
-r-xr-xr-x    1 bin    bin            2566 Aug  4 2016  /usr/bin/gencore

ngeunix003--> /usr/bin/gencore
Usage: gencore  
gencore:: Invalid argument

ngeunix003--> /usr/bin/gencore 12583030 core.12583030
gencore:: Not owner

ngeunix003--> /usr/bin/gencore 12583030 core.12583030
gencore:: Not owner

### try to debug this command.
ngeunix003--> truss gencore 5308588 /usr/SE/corefiles/5308588core.dmp
execve("/usr/bin/gencore", 0x2FF22B24, 0x20015668)  argc: 3
read_sysconfig(0xF0620768, 0x00000010, 0xFFFFFFFD, 0x10000000, 0x200005F0, 0x00000080, 0x06010000, 0xF0692F00) = 0x00000000
gencore(0x2FF22A60, 0x2FF22BC2, 0xF0618A10, 0x00000000, 0x005100AC, 0x70005F3D, 0x00000072, 0x2FF22BE8) Err#1  EPERM
gencore:kwrite(2, " g e n c o r e :", 8)                = 8
: kwrite(2, " :  ", 2)                          = 2
Not ownerkwrite(2, " N o t   o w n e r", 9)             = 9
kwrite(2, "\n", 1)                              = 1
kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0x2FF22FFC)                  = 67110914
kfcntl(2, F_GETFL, 0x2FF22FFC)                  = 67110914
_exit(1)

 

Solution

ngeunix003--> chown root /usr/bin/gencore
ngeunix003-->

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