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Re: [PATCH] Fix crash when loading a core with unexpected register section size
- From: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- To: Antoine Tremblay <antoine dot tremblay at ericsson dot com>, gdb-patches at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:40:14 +0000
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix crash when loading a core with unexpected register section size
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On 01/26/2017 01:17 PM, Antoine Tremblay wrote:
> When loading a core without an executable like so:
> gdb --core core for example often the gdbarch won't contain the
> iterate_over_regset_sections method.
Can you give an example? That'd help a lot understand the issue
Also, please add a line break, ""s and/or punctuation to make
the command stand out more from the rest of the sentence.
When loading a core without an executable like so:
$ gdb --core core
for example, often the gdbarch won't contain the
iterate_over_regset_sections method. For example arch-foo.
> This will generate a call to get_core_register_section with a NULL regset
> like at corelow.c:628
> get_core_register_section (regcache, NULL, ".reg", 0, 0, "general-purpose", 1);
> However a check for REGSET_VARIABLE_SIZE in get_core_register_section
> assumes that regset is != NULL thus leading to a crash with this backtrace:
> (gdb) bt
> #0 0x000000000065907b in get_core_register_section
> (regcache=regcache@entry=0x2c26260, regset=regset@entry=0x0,
> name=name@entry=0xdbf7b2 ".reg", min_size=min_size@entry=0,
> which=which@entry=0, human_name=human_name@entry=0xdbac28
> "general-purpose", required=1)
> at ../../gdb/corelow.c:542
> #1 0x0000000000659b70 in get_core_registers (ops=<optimized out>,
> regcache=0x2c26260, regno=<optimized out>) at ../../gdb/corelow.c:628
> #2 0x000000000076e5fb in target_fetch_registers
> (regcache=regcache@entry=0x2c26260, regno=regno@entry=15) at ../../gdb/target.c:3590
> Note that commit: f962539ad23759af4ba8f7eece1946fdc2f5087
Please always paste the commit's subject as well, to make
it easier for us poor humans to quickly tell what the commit
was about without having to go to a terminal. The Linux guideline
is to put it in parens:
Note that commit f962539ad23759 ("Warn if core file register
section is larger than expected") introduced [...]
I personally like that style.
> issue. Thus releases > 7.8.2 are affected.
> This patch fixes this crash by adding a check for regset existence before
> running the condition.
> * corelow.c (get_core_register_section): Check for regset
> existance before checking for REGSET_VARIABLE_SIZE.
> gdb/corelow.c | 7 ++++++-
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/gdb/corelow.c b/gdb/corelow.c
> index a075d9e..f43f730 100644
> --- a/gdb/corelow.c
> +++ b/gdb/corelow.c
> @@ -515,6 +515,7 @@ get_core_register_section (struct regcache *regcache,
> struct bfd_section *section;
> bfd_size_type size;
> char *contents;
> + bool variable_size_section = false;
No need to initialize by default when you're always going to
initialize it again below. Or declare on first use and avoid
the issue entirely.