Are ppc*_elf_write_core_note Os-specific?

Alan Modra
Wed Jan 20 03:07:00 GMT 2016

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:52:33PM +0000, Pedro Alves wrote:
> I think that ideally we'd give the same treatment to
> elfcore_write_prstatus; it's just that nobody ever did the leg work.

Some leg work.  For all linux targets except mips n32 which has a
64-bit pr_sigpend and pr_sighold, we have

struct elf_prstatus
  struct elf_siginfo pr_info;
  short int pr_cursig;
  unsigned long int pr_sigpend;
  unsigned long int pr_sighold;
  __pid_t pr_pid;
  __pid_t pr_ppid;
  __pid_t pr_pgrp;
  __pid_t pr_sid;
  struct timeval pr_utime;
  struct timeval pr_stime;
  struct timeval pr_cutime;
  struct timeval pr_cstime;
  elf_gregset_t pr_reg;
  int pr_fpvalid;

struct elf_siginfo is three ints, struct timeval is two longs except
for sparc where tv_usec is an int, __pid_t is an int.  elf_gregset_t
of course varies.  Unless I'm missing some odd target struct alignment
rule, I think that means linux needs a 32-bit and 64-bit variant of
elfcore_write_linux_prprstatus with parameters similar to
elfcore_write_linux_prpsinfo*, and special cases for mips n32 and
sparc64.  I'd assume gdb's new elf_internal_linux_prstatus struct
would contain a pointer to and size of regs in target format.  Host
format would be messy since some 64-bit targets have the odd 32-bit
reg hidden away in elf_gregset_t.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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