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Re: [patch] thread-aware coredumps, 2.5.43-C3



I think I fixed it to set namesz to 5, with the +1 it was making it 6.  My 
patch is supposed to remove the +1.

The value for men-name for the extended registers case is "LINUX".

--mgross

On Thursday 17 October 2002 05:48 pm, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> You'd have to ask Mark Kettenis about that.  Mark, it looks like you
> updated the kernel to write namesz == 6, but BFD still expects 5 (and
> elfcore_write_note writes 6)?  Shouldn't we accept both, anyway?
>
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 05:07:41PM -0400, mgross wrote:
> > This patch is working pretty well for me with only one problem, which
> > seems to have happened indepently of Ingo's patch.
> >
> > Extended floating point note sections are no longer getting recognized by
> > GDB 5.x.
> >
> > After a bit of poking around in the GDB 5.2.1 code (line 6399 bfd/efl.c)
> > I noticed that there is a n_namesz test for the reg-xfp section parsing.
> >
> > The following minor tweak on top of Ingo's patch  to binfmt_elf.c fixes
> > the problem.
> >
> > diff -urN -X dontdiff linux-2.5.43/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> > linux-2.5.43.xfp/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> > --- linux-2.5.43/fs/binfmt_elf.c      Thu Oct 17 16:54:13 2002
> > +++ linux-2.5.43.xfp/fs/binfmt_elf.c  Thu Oct 17 16:53:00 2002
> > @@ -964,7 +964,9 @@
> >  {
> >       struct elf_note en;
> >  
> > -     en.n_namesz = strlen(men->name) + 1;
> > +     en.n_namesz = strlen(men->name);
> > +     /* en.n_namesz = strlen(men->name) + 1;  gdb checks namez and the +
> > 1 */ +                                     /*breaks xfp core file note
> > sections. */ en.n_descsz = men->datasz;
> >       en.n_type = men->type;
> >  
> >
> >
> > I don't know when this +1 was added to writenote binfmt_elf.c or why.  I
> > do know that newer than July and it isn't in 2.4
> >
> > If there the + 1 is needed of others then we may need to special case the
> > NT_PRXFPREG note sections.
> >
> > --mgross





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