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SubjectRe: 2.6.23 regression: accessing invalid mmap'ed memory from gdb causes unkillable spinning


On Wed, 31 Oct 2007, Nick Piggin wrote:
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> No that would be great. Fingers crossed it won't cause any problems.

I actually doubt it will cause problems.

We made much bigger changes to ptrace support when we disallowed writing
to read-only shared memory areas (we used to do the magic per-page COW
thing).

But if people have test-cases for ptrace and/or other magical users of
access_vm_pages() (things like core-dumping comes to mind - although I
think we don't dump pure file mappings at all, do we?) it would certainly
be good to run any such tests on the current -git tree...

Linus
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