ptrace(PTRACE_PEEKUSER, ..., PT_TEXT_ADDR, ...)
Simon.Richter at hogyros.de
Wed Sep 1 04:01:52 EDT 2010
On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 08:17:01AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > As has been pointed out by Andreas Schwab from SuSE, the code
> > responsible for returning the text segment address is never reached
> > because the lines immediately before the code added in the commit
> > already filter these out and return -EIO.
> I've always regarded this PT_* stuff as a hack around the problem at
> hand - and as you point out below...
Well, in principle the user page would be the right place for them, and
the PT_* defines allow accessing the struct members without requiring
"offsetof" or similar compiler extensions.
> ... it has the potential to break horribly when the original API is
> extended through additional hardware features.
Only as long as there are no struct members defined that will be carried
over to future versions. I have no real idea why the ARM port has this
> Maybe this is something which should be fixed properly by introducing
> a proper cross-arch API for getting this information.
The other architectures have added a proper member to struct user.
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