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[PATCH] AIX 32-bit core loading, high section addresses.

I noticed GDB was failing to enable threading support for 32-bit AIX
cores.  I traced it to failure to read variables from libpthreads.a.
The issue that is data for that library is loaded at a high address,
and bfd is sign extending the section addresses:

 (gdb) info files
 Symbols from "/home/palves/crash".
 Local core dump file:
	 `/home/palves/core', file type aixcoff-rs6000.
	 0x2ff22000 - 0x2ff23000 is .stack
	 0x20000000 - 0x200316e0 is .data
	 0x20000e90 - 0x200016c0 is .data
	 0xfffffffff0254000 - 0xfffffffff0297920 is .data
	 0xfffffffff07b46a8 - 0xfffffffff07b47c8 is .data
	 0xfffffffff0298000 - 0xfffffffff029bfcc is .data
	 0xfffffffff06dafe0 - 0xfffffffff07b3838 is .data
 Local exec file:
	 `/home/palves/crash', file type aixcoff-rs6000.
	 Entry point: 0x20001394
	 0x10000150 - 0x10000e90 is .text
	 0x20000e90 - 0x2000149c is .data
	 0x2000149c - 0x200016c0 is .bss
	 0xd053b124 - 0xd053e15f is .text in /usr/lib/libpthreads.a(shr_comm.o)
	 0xf0254000 - 0xf0297920 is .data in /usr/lib/libpthreads.a(shr_comm.o)
	 0xf0254450 - 0xf0297920 is .bss in /usr/lib/libpthreads.a(shr_comm.o)
	 0xd053a280 - 0xd053aabe is .text in /usr/lib/libcrypt.a(shr.o)
	 0xf07b46a8 - 0xf07b47c8 is .data in /usr/lib/libcrypt.a(shr.o)
	 0xf07b47c8 - 0xf07b47c8 is .bss in /usr/lib/libcrypt.a(shr.o)
	 0xd04fb180 - 0xd053917e is .text in /usr/lib/libpthreads.a(shr_xpg5.o)
	 0xf0298000 - 0xf029bfcc is .data in /usr/lib/libpthreads.a(shr_xpg5.o)
	 0xf029bf64 - 0xf029bfcc is .bss in /usr/lib/libpthreads.a(shr_xpg5.o)
	 0xd0100900 - 0xd04fa39c is .text in /usr/lib/libc.a(shr.o)
	 0xf06dafe0 - 0xf07b3838 is .data in /usr/lib/libc.a(shr.o)
	 0xf0751e94 - 0xf07b3838 is .bss in /usr/lib/libc.a(shr.o)

        0xfffffffff0254000 - 0xfffffffff0297920 is .data

Those are the bfd section start/end addresses.  It't not visible here:

	 0xf0298000 - 0xf029bfcc is .data in /usr/lib/libpthreads.a(shr_xpg5.o)

... just because GDB trims that number to 32-bit when printing.

GDB then fails to find the memory for libpthreads.a variables in the
core, and reads fallsback to reading it directly from the executable
(which yields the values as originally initialized in the code).


 (gdb) p &__n_pthreads
 $2 = (<data variable, no debug info> *) 0xf074fda8 <__n_pthreads>
 (gdb) p __n_pthreads
 $1 = -1

That should have returned 2 instead of -1.

This patch fixes it.  OK?

2014-03-06  Pedro Alves  <>

	* rs6000-core.c: Include bfd_stdint.h.
	(rs6000coff_core_p): Cast pointer to bfd_vma through uintptr_t
	instead of through long.
 bfd/rs6000-core.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/bfd/rs6000-core.c b/bfd/rs6000-core.c
index d9c06b6..98f3daf 100644
--- a/bfd/rs6000-core.c
+++ b/bfd/rs6000-core.c
@@ -44,6 +44,7 @@
 #include "sysdep.h"
 #include "bfd.h"
 #include "libbfd.h"
+#include "bfd_stdint.h"
 #ifdef AIX_CORE
@@ -585,7 +586,7 @@ rs6000coff_core_p (bfd *abfd)
 	    ldi_core = ldinfo.l32.ldinfo_core;
 	    ldi_datasize = ldinfo.l32.ldinfo_datasize;
-	    ldi_dataorg = (bfd_vma) (long) ldinfo.l32.ldinfo_dataorg;
+	    ldi_dataorg = (bfd_vma) (uintptr_t) ldinfo.l32.ldinfo_dataorg;
 	    ldi_next = ldinfo.l32.ldinfo_next;
@@ -627,7 +628,7 @@ rs6000coff_core_p (bfd *abfd)
-		vminfo_addr = (bfd_vma) (long) vminfo.old.vminfo_addr;
+		vminfo_addr = (bfd_vma) (uintptr_t) vminfo.old.vminfo_addr;
 		vminfo_size = vminfo.old.vminfo_size;
 		vminfo_offset = vminfo.old.vminfo_offset;

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