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[Precord RFA/RFC] Check Linux sys_brk release memory in process record and replay.

Hi guys,

This patch will make linux-record can check if the sys_brk will
release the memory or not.  If memory will be released, gdb will query
to user.

For example:
cat m.c
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <stdint.h>

main(int argc,char *argv[],char *envp[])
	sbrk (10);
	sbrk (-10);

	return (0);

gdb m
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(gdb) start
Temporary breakpoint 1 at 0x8048385: file m.c, line 14.
Starting program: /home/teawater/gdb/m

Temporary breakpoint 1, main (argc=<value optimized out>, argv=<value
optimized out>,
    envp=<value optimized out>) at m.c:14
14		sbrk (10);
(gdb) record
(gdb) n
15		sbrk (-10);
The next instruction is syscall brk.  It will release the memory that
will cause process record target get error.  Do you want to stop the
inferior?([y] or n)
Process record: inferior program stopped.

Program received signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
0xb7fe3405 in __kernel_vsyscall ()

2009-05-05  Hui Zhu  <>

	Add a architecture process record and replay reset interface
	and i386 and i386-linux record and replay reset functions.

	* (process_record_reset): This interface point to
	the function that reset the architecture process record and
	* record.c (record_open): Call process_record_reset.
	* i386-tdep.c (i386_linux_record_reset): New function. Call
	tdep interface "i386_record_reset".
	(i386_gdbarch_init): Set "i386_linux_record_reset" to GDBARCH
	"process_record_reset" interface.
	* i386-tdep.h (gdbarch_tdep): New function pointer
	i386_record_reset that point to the function that can reset
	the process record.
	* i386-linux-tdep.c (i386_linux_record_reset): New function.
	Call record_linux_reset.
	(i386_linux_init_abi): Set "i386_linux_record_reset" to

	Check Linux sys_brk release memory in process record
	and replay.

	* linux-record.c (record_top_of_heap): New variable.
	The current top of heap of inferior.
	(record_linux_reset): New function.  The reset function of
	Linux process record and replay.  It will reset the value
	of record_top_of_heap.
	(record_linux_system_call): Add the sys_brk check code.
	If this sys_brk will release the memory, query to user.
	* linux-record.h (record_linux_reset): New function extern.


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