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Re: 0.161 elfutils test are failing on Linux Arch

On 01/16/2015 08:02 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-01-16 at 06:12 -0800, Anatol Pomozov wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 3:06 AM, Mark Wielaard <> wrote:
>>> Awesome! BTW. Which architecture and what are the two SKIPPED tests?
>> I have x86_64 and the skipped tests are
>> SKIP:
>> SKIP:
> OK. That would happen if the system doesn't create core dump files in
> the working directory. Those tests try to create a core dump and then
> inspect it. They SKIP the test if the core file isn't generated for some
> reason.

I also get this on Fedora 21 thanks to systemd-coredump.

>> I get "Operation not permitted", my understanding that in this case user
>> should use sudo.
> Hmmm. That sounds pretty bad from a security perspective. So you
> basically have to have root to do any process introspection? That means
> eu-stack -p probably also only works when run with root privileges.

Security folks don't trust ptrace.  Fedora has the deny_ptrace selinux
bool too, but thankfully that's off by default.
(yay double negative... deny is off -> ptrace is allowed)

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