[PATCH 0/4] Support for 'info proc' on FreeBSD cores and native
Fri Dec 22 22:05:00 GMT 2017
This series adds initial support for the 'info proc' command on
FreeBSD native processes and process cores. FreeBSD generally does
not use the /proc filesystem, but instead exports data structures
containing process information either via kernel system control nodes
(for live processes), or in core dump notes.
My assumption is that the format of 'info proc' is expected to be
somewhat OS-specific though probably not gratuitously so.
For 'info proc mappings' I choose to include both mapping attributes
(such as permissions) along with the object file name.
I did choose to implement versions of 'info proc stat' and 'info proc
status' that are similar to the output on Linux for now. However,
given that the output on FreeBSD is not tied to the output of files in
/proc and that having both 'stat' and 'status' with overlapping
content seems ambiguous, I do wonder if it wouldn't be better to just
have a single command that includes one copy of the information (and
perhaps treat 'stat' as an alias of 'status' on FreeBSD)? I also
noticed in the document that there are older commands such as 'info
proc id' and 'info proc time' that if implemented would contain a
subset of the info in the 'stat' commands. I would possibly prefer to
resurrect these commands on FreeBSD as subsets of 'stat/status'? What
do you all think?
I do eventually plan on adding a 'info proc files' that outputs a
table of open file descriptors.
For the documentation I made minimal changes to the existing
documentation for 'info proc' to not state that it requires /proc, but
the wording could probably use improvement. I have also not yet
documented that FreeBSD supports 'proc stat' and 'proc status' due to
the question above.
John Baldwin (4):
Create psuedo sections for FreeBSD NT_PROCSTAT_(PROC|FILES|VMMAP)
Support 'info proc' for FreeBSD process core dumps.
Support 'info proc' for native FreeBSD processes.
Document support for 'info proc' on FreeBSD.
bfd/ChangeLog | 6 +
bfd/elf.c | 12 +
gdb/ChangeLog | 33 +++
gdb/config.in | 3 +
gdb/configure | 60 +++++
gdb/configure.ac | 5 +
gdb/doc/ChangeLog | 7 +
gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo | 19 +-
gdb/fbsd-nat.c | 404 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
gdb/fbsd-tdep.c | 698 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
gdb/fbsd-tdep.h | 1 +
11 files changed, 1217 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-)
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