The sysctl option “kernel.core_uses_pid” comes into play when a vmcore file is being dumped. It can be set in one of two ways;
[bash]kernel.core_uses_pid = 0
kernel.core_uses_pid = 1[/bash]
As you can probably tell this is a binary settings. It’s either enabled (1) or it’s not (0).
The exact text from the sysctl.txt file is;
The default coredump filename is "core". By setting
core_uses_pid to 1, the coredump filename becomes core.PID.
If core_pattern does not include "%p" (default does not)
and core_uses_pid is set, then .PID will be appended to
For Fedora 22 this parameter is set to “1” by default.