[PATCHv1 0/2] specify a sysroot to search when examining a core file

Mark Wielaard mark@klomp.org
Thu Jan 31 15:22:00 GMT 2019

Hi Luke,

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On Tue, 2019-01-29 at 19:46 +0000, Luke Diamand wrote:
> Thanks for the comments on the other emails, I'll rework my patch to
> incorporate them.
> I've got a small test case I've been using which uses a prebuilt ARM
> and MIPS(!) libc.so (from buildroot) and a core file. But I think in
> theory it ought to be possible to fake something up with a purely
> source code based test. Perhaps create a shared library which dumps
> core, and play around with the rpath?
> Is there an existing test case you would suggest that I start from?
> I'll have a look.

To test cross arch things it is sometimes just necessary to include
precompiled binaries in the test files (hopefully as small as possible
of course).

For example the tests/run-backtrace-core-<arch>.sh tests include such
pregenerated binaries:

# executable generated by:
# gcc -D_GNU_SOURCE -I. -I.. -I../lib -m32 -pthread -static -g \
#     -o backtrace.ppc.exec backtrace-child.c
# core generated by:
# ./backtrace.ppc.exec --gencore

tests/backtrace-subr.sh has some overly complicated code to generate a
core file for the run-backtrace-native-core.sh testcase.
For none-core, running native tests you could look at

All these are slightly fragile though.



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