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Shell Script to remove files recursively from a folder

Shell Script to remove files recursively from a folder with 10 minutes each:
When we were running a Load test or stability test, one of the transaction creates files in a directory. These files need to be deleted when ran for long runs.
In Linux:
while [ true ]
find $fdir -cmin +10 -type f -exec rm -rf {} \;
sleep 500
when tried the above on solaris, it failed as -cmin is not supported in Solaris. Only options supported are -atime, -ctime and -mtime. but these works on hours and not on minutes.
Modified the script to run in solaris:
while [ true ]
touch somefile
sleep 5
find $fdir ! -newer somefile -exec rm -rf {} \;
sleep 500

Using gdb to analyse core dumps in Linux

Once core file is generated.
Steps to analyze the core dump file-

Run “gdb /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24/bin/java (java path) core.11151 (core file)”
You will get the gdb prompt
Type “bt” for stack trace.
To switch the thread, type “thread [thread no]”
To check the stack trace for selected thread again type “bt”
To get the stack of all the thread run “thread apply all bt full”
Find “LowMemoryDetector::low_memory_detector_thread_entry” in stack trace.
To find exactly in which thread it occured, type "where"

Example of "where" output:
#0  0xffffe410 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#1  0x00b0ddf0 in raise () from /lib/
#2  0x00b0f701 in abort () from /lib/
#3  0xf78e123f in os::abort(bool) () from /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24/jre/lib/i386/server/
#4  0xf7a28431 in VMError::report_and_die() () from /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24/jre/lib/i386/server/
#5  0xf7a28fe1 in crash_handler(int, siginfo*, void*) () from /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_24/jre/lib/i386/server/
#6  &l…