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SubjectRe: [V6,1/9] elf: Add new powerpc specifc core note sections
On 04/09/2015 04:41 AM, Michael Neuling wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-04-08 at 19:50 +0200, Ulrich Weigand wrote:
>> Anshuman Khandual <> wrote on 23.03.2015
>> 11:34:30:
>>>> With that in mind, do we have a way to set the top 32bits of the MSR
>>>> (which contain the TM bits) when ptracing 32 bit processes? I can't
>>>> find anything like that in this patch set.
>>> No, we dont have that yet. When ptracing in 32-bit mode the MSR value
>>> which can be viewed or set from the user space through PTRACE_GETREGS
>>> PTRACE_SETREGS call is it's lower 32 bits only. Either we can club
>>> the upper 32 bits of MSR as part of one of the ELF core notes we are
>>> adding in the patch series or we can create one more separate ELF core
>>> note for that purpose. Let me know your opinion on this.
>> I'm not sure I understand this. I thought we had the following:
>> - If the process calling ptrace is itself 64-bit (which is how GDB is
>> built on all current Linux distributions), then PTRACE_GETREGS etc.
>> will *always* operate on 64-bit register sets, even if the target
>> process is 32-bit.
>> - If the process calling ptrace is 32-bit, then PTRACE_GETREGS will
>> operate on 32-bit register sets. However, there is a separate
>> PTRACE_GETREGS64 / PTRACE_SETREGS64 call that will also provide
>> the opportunity to operate on the full 64-bit register set. Both
>> apply independently of whether the target process is 32-bit or
>> 64-bit.
>> Is this not correct?
> I think you're correct. We should be right. I'd forgotten about the
> GET/SETREGS64 interfaces.

In that case, is the patch series complete and okay ? Is there any thing
else we need to verify other than waiting for the GDB test results which
Edjunior has been working on. But I am not aware of the status on the GDB
test development front.


Do you have any updates ?


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