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SubjectRe: [patch 15/21] ptrace changes
Martin Schwidefsky wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 11:14 -0600, David Smith wrote:
>> Is this correct, or should the 1st syscall argument be found in
>> regs->orig_gpr2 by syscall_get_arguments()/syscall_set_arguments()?
> The question is when do syscall_get_arguments and syscall_set_arguments
> functions get called? If they are called on a call chain that started
> from do_syscall_trace_enter then we'd have to use orig_gpr2 instead of
> gprs[2] but if the functions are not called via do_syscall_trace_enter
> the first argument is located in grprs[2]. As far as I can see the sole
> user of syscall_get_arguments is collect_syscall which is used to get
> the registers of a blocked process. In this case the kernel call chain
> does not include do_syscall_trace_enter, therefore the first argument is
> in gprs[2], no?

But, collect_syscall() also calls syscall_get_nr():

*callno = syscall_get_nr(target, regs);
if (*callno != -1L && maxargs > 0)
syscall_get_arguments(target, regs, 0, maxargs, args);

Both syscall_get_nr() *and* syscall_get_arguments() returning gprs[2]
can't be right, can it?

David Smith
Red Hat
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