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[patch] Fix GNU/Linux core open: Can't read pathname for load map: Input/output error.


GDB currently always prints on loading a core file:
	warning: Can't read pathname for load map: Input/output error.

The patch is not nice but it was WONTFIXed on the glibc side in:

The same message in GDB PR 8882 and glibc PR 387 was for l_name
but that one is now ignored thanks to IGNORE_FIRST_LINK_MAP_ENTRY.

This fix is intended for Linux system vDSO l_name which is a second entry in
the DSO list.

Regression tested on {x86_86,x86_64-m32,i686}-fedora11-linux-gnu.


2009-10-06  Jan Kratochvil  <>

	Do not print false warning on reading core file with vDSO on GNU/Linux.
	* solib-svr4.c (svr4_current_sos): Suppress the warning if
	* solib.c (update_solib_list): New variable saved_so_list_head.
	Conditionally restart the function.

--- a/gdb/solib-svr4.c
+++ b/gdb/solib-svr4.c
@@ -1097,8 +1097,18 @@ svr4_current_sos (void)
 	  target_read_string (LM_NAME (new), &buffer,
 			      SO_NAME_MAX_PATH_SIZE - 1, &errcode);
 	  if (errcode != 0)
-	    warning (_("Can't read pathname for load map: %s."),
-		     safe_strerror (errcode));
+	    {
+	      /* During the first ever DSO list reading some strings may be
+		 unreadable as residing in the readonly memory not being
+		 present in a dumped core file.  Delay the error check after
+		 the first pass of DSO list scanning when should be
+		 already mapped in and all the DSO list l_name memory gets
+		 readable.  */
+	      if (master_so_list () != NULL)
+		warning (_("Can't read pathname for load map: %s."),
+			 safe_strerror (errcode));
+	    }
 	      strncpy (new->so_name, buffer, SO_NAME_MAX_PATH_SIZE - 1);
--- a/gdb/solib.c
+++ b/gdb/solib.c
@@ -538,6 +538,7 @@ update_solib_list (int from_tty, struct target_ops *target)
   struct target_so_ops *ops = solib_ops (target_gdbarch);
   struct so_list *inferior = ops->current_sos();
   struct so_list *gdb, **gdb_link;
+  struct so_list *saved_so_list_head = so_list_head;
   /* We can reach here due to changing solib-search-path or the
      sysroot, before having any inferior.  */
@@ -668,6 +669,12 @@ update_solib_list (int from_tty, struct target_ops *target)
 	  observer_notify_solib_loaded (i);
+  /* If this was the very first DSO list scan and we possibly read in
+     recheck all the formerly unreadable DSO names strings.  */
+  if (saved_so_list_head == NULL && so_list_head != NULL)
+    update_solib_list (from_tty, target);

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