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    SubjectRe: [bisected] 2.6.29-rc1 Firefox crashing on page load
    Hiroshi Shimamoto wrote:
    > Justin Madru wrote:
    >> Ok, finally bisected the bug, but the commit isn't related to networking!
    >> I did: git revert 4217458dafaa57d8e26a46f5d05ab8c53cf64191
    >> on current git and that fixed the bug.
    >> By the way, how do I undo my git revert, so I'm back to a pristine tree?
    >> I want to drop my changes - the revert.
    >> Also how do I find the commit that merged/pulled in this commit?
    >> commit 4217458dafaa57d8e26a46f5d05ab8c53cf64191
    >> Author: Hiroshi Shimamoto <>
    >> Date: Fri Dec 5 17:17:09 2008 -0800
    >> x86: signal: change type of paramter for sys_rt_sigreturn()
    >> Impact: cleanup on 32-bit
    >> Peter pointed this parameter can be changed.
    >> Signed-off-by: Hiroshi Shimamoto <>
    >> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
    > Hi,
    > thanks for reporting.
    > I'm not sure why this commit affects.
    > Can you check vmlinux? size, objdump, etc.
    > On my environment, the generated code looks same.
    > Thanks,
    > Hiroshi
    I tried to do an objdump but it gave an error. How am I suppose to do an

    $ objdump -x /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.29-rc2-git
    objdump: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.29-rc2-git: File format not recognized
    $ readelf -a /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.29-rc2-git
    readelf: Error: Unable to seek to 0xc031f2eb for section headers
    readelf: Error: Not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start
    $ ls -la /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.29-rc2-git
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2286480 2009-01-19 18:44 /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.29-rc2-git

    Anyways, I've uploaded the extracted data.tar.gz file from the kernel
    deb file created when I
    build a kernel (I use ubuntu and make-kpkg). The archive includes the
    kernel, config,
    and modules that I used. The files can be found at
    There are 2 files: data-norevert.tar.bz2 is a build without the revert,
    data-revert.tar.bz2 has the revert.

    I think peter annema might have have a reason why it's crashing firefox.
    If sizeof(struct pt_regs) != sizeof(unsigned long) the the stack could
    unbalanced if other code is not expecting a struct pt_regs.

    Peter Annema wrote:
    > > #ifdef CONFIG_X86_32
    > > -asmlinkage int sys_rt_sigreturn(unsigned long __unused)
    > > +asmlinkage int sys_rt_sigreturn(struct pt_regs regs)
    > > {
    > > - struct pt_regs *regs = (struct pt_regs *)&__unused;
    > > -
    > > - return do_rt_sigreturn(regs);
    > > + return do_rt_sigreturn(&regs);
    > > }
    > Is sizeof(struct pt_regs) different from sizeof(unsigned long)? If so,
    > is some
    > code somewhere messing with the stack and not expecting a struct
    > pt_regs to have
    > been put on it?

    Justin Madru

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