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SubjectRe: [patch] thread-aware coredumps, 2.5.43-C3
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I think I fixed it to set namesz to 5, with the +1 it was making it 6.  My
patch is supposed to remove the +1.

The value for men-name for the extended registers case is "LINUX".

--mgross

> On Thursday 17 October 2002 05:48 pm, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > You'd have to ask Mark Kettenis about that. Mark, it looks like you
> > updated the kernel to write namesz == 6, but BFD still expects 5 (and
> > elfcore_write_note writes 6)? Shouldn't we accept both, anyway?
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 05:07:41PM -0400, mgross wrote:
> > > This patch is working pretty well for me with only one problem, which
> > > seems to have happened indepently of Ingo's patch.
> > >
> > > Extended floating point note sections are no longer getting recognized
> > > by GDB 5.x.
> > >
> > > After a bit of poking around in the GDB 5.2.1 code (line 6399
> > > bfd/efl.c) I noticed that there is a n_namesz test for the reg-xfp
> > > section parsing.
> > >
> > > The following minor tweak on top of Ingo's patch to binfmt_elf.c fixes
> > > the problem.
> > >
> > > diff -urN -X dontdiff linux-2.5.43/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> > > linux-2.5.43.xfp/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> > > --- linux-2.5.43/fs/binfmt_elf.c Thu Oct 17 16:54:13 2002
> > > +++ linux-2.5.43.xfp/fs/binfmt_elf.c Thu Oct 17 16:53:00 2002
> > > @@ -964,7 +964,9 @@
> > > {
> > > struct elf_note en;
> > >
> > > - en.n_namesz = strlen(men->name) + 1;
> > > + en.n_namesz = strlen(men->name);
> > > + /* en.n_namesz = strlen(men->name) + 1; gdb checks namez and the
> > > + 1 */ + /*breaks xfp core file
> > > note sections. */ en.n_descsz = men->datasz;
> > > en.n_type = men->type;
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I don't know when this +1 was added to writenote binfmt_elf.c or why.
> > > I do know that newer than July and it isn't in 2.4
> > >
> > > If there the + 1 is needed of others then we may need to special case
> > > the NT_PRXFPREG note sections.
> > >
> > > --mgross

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