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SubjectRe: 2.6.15-rc1-mm2 breaks strace
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On Fri, 2005-11-18 at 22:40 +0100, Bernhard Rosenkraenzer wrote:
> 2.6.15-rc1-mm2 works nicely here, aside from the artsd stuff someone else
> already reported, and an new issue with strace (last known working:
> 2.6.14-mm2)
>
> [bero@localhost bero]$ strace ls
> execve("/bin/ls", ["ls"], [/* 33 vars */]) = 0
> Segmentation fault
> [ls output without any traces beyond execve-ing ls displayed here]
>
> Also interesting:
> [bero@localhost bero]$ strace strace ls
> execve("/usr/bin/strace", ["strace", "ls"], [/* 20 vars */]) = 0
> Segmentation fault
> execve("/bin/ls", ["ls"], [/* 20 vars */]) = 0
> [ls output without any traces displayed here]


Try Christoph's patch.

Thanks,
Badari


Looks like 2.6.15-rc1-mm1 has total crap in ptrace_get_task_struct
(and it looks like my fault because I sent out a wrong patch).

The patch below should fix it:

Index: linux-2.6/kernel/ptrace.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/ptrace.c 2005-11-18 10:25:35.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/ptrace.c 2005-11-18 10:25:54.000000000 +0100
@@ -459,7 +459,7 @@
read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
if (!child)
return ERR_PTR(-ESRCH);
- return 0;
+ return child;
}

#ifndef __ARCH_SYS_PTRACE
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