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src/gdb ChangeLog common/linux-ptrace.c
- From: palves at sourceware dot org
- To: gdb-cvs at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:13:34 +0000
- Subject: src/gdb ChangeLog common/linux-ptrace.c
Module name: src
Changes by: firstname.lastname@example.org 2013-10-03 10:13:34
gdb : ChangeLog
gdb/common : linux-ptrace.c
Always run the PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD tests even if PTRACE_O_TRACEFORK is not supported.
If enabling PTRACE_O_TRACEFORK fails, we never test for
PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD support. Before PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD is checked,
/* First, set the PTRACE_O_TRACEFORK option. If this fails, we
know for sure that it is not supported. */
ret = ptrace (PTRACE_SETOPTIONS, child_pid, (PTRACE_TYPE_ARG3) 0,
if (ret != 0)
ret = ptrace (PTRACE_KILL, child_pid, (PTRACE_TYPE_ARG3) 0,
if (ret != 0)
warning (_("linux_check_ptrace_features: failed to kill child"));
ret = my_waitpid (child_pid, &status, 0);
if (ret != child_pid)
warning (_("linux_check_ptrace_features: failed "
"to wait for killed child"));
else if (!WIFSIGNALED (status))
warning (_("linux_check_ptrace_features: unexpected "
"wait status 0x%x from killed child"), status);
Note that early return. If PTRACE_O_TRACEFORK isn't supported, we're
not checking PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD. This didn't use to be a problem
before the unification of this whole detection business in
linux-ptrace.c. Before, the sysgood detection was completely
linux_test_for_tracesysgood (int original_pid)
/* We don't want those ptrace calls to be interrupted. */
linux_supports_tracesysgood_flag = 0;
ret = ptrace (PTRACE_SETOPTIONS, original_pid, 0, PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD);
if (ret != 0)
linux_supports_tracesysgood_flag = 1;
So we need to get back the decoupling somehow. I think it's cleaner
to split the seperate feature detections to separate functions. This
patch does that. The new functions are named for their counterparts
that existed before this code was moved to linux-ptrace.c.
Note I've used forward declarations for the new functions to make the
patch clearer, as otherwise the patch would look like I'd be adding a
bunch of new code. A reorder can be done in a follow up patch.
Tested on x86_64 Fedora 17.
2013-10-03 Pedro Alves <email@example.com>
* common/linux-ptrace.c (linux_check_ptrace_features): Factor out
the PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD and PTRACE_O_TRACEFORK to separate
functions. Always test for PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD even if
PTRACE_O_TRACEFORK is not supported.
(linux_test_for_tracesysgood): New function.
(linux_test_for_tracefork): New function, factored out from
linux_check_ptrace_features, and also don't kill child_pid here.