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SubjectRe: [patch] ptrace-fix-2.5.33-A1

On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:

> If we want to do this then we'd need to fix up every ptrace
> implementation in every architecture to call the appropriate function;
> it's a separate problem.

which code relies on having debugged children only in the ->children list
and not in the ->ptrace_children list?

> > i'm not sure about this either. What happens if an (untraced) parent has
> > traced and untraced children, and does a wait4. Would it confuse the
> > debugger if the parent could get one of the traced tasks as a result in
> > wait4? And how does the debugger solve this problem?
>
> Well, it seems to me that when a traced task has an event, it should be
> reported first to the debugger - for signals this happens in do_signal -
> and then possibly to the normal parent. But I'm not sure if this
> actually happens right now or not. Worth investigating some more.

it just cannot happen. There are only two kinds of events passed via
wait4: tracing related and exit related. An exiting task is not traced
anymore. And two tasks cannot trace the same task - so it can never happen
that wait4 wants to look at ->ptrace_children for events.

Ingo

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