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Subject[38/63] sh: Fix ptrace hw_breakpoint handling
2.6.38-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: David Engraf <>

commit fb7f045ace0624f1e59a7db8497e460bd54b1cbc upstream.

Since commit 34d0b5af50a063cded842716633501b38ff815fb it is no longer
possible to debug an application using singlestep. The old commit
converted singlestep handling via ptrace to hw_breakpoints. The
hw_breakpoint is disabled when an event is triggered and not re-enabled
again. This patch re-enables the existing hw_breakpoint before the
existing breakpoint is reused.

Signed-off-by: David Engraf <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Mundt <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/sh/kernel/ptrace_32.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/sh/kernel/ptrace_32.c
+++ b/arch/sh/kernel/ptrace_32.c
@@ -101,6 +101,8 @@ static int set_single_step(struct task_s

attr = bp->attr;
attr.bp_addr = addr;
+ /* reenable breakpoint */
+ attr.disabled = false;
err = modify_user_hw_breakpoint(bp, &attr);
if (unlikely(err))
return err;

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