[PATCH 0/3 v2] arm64/ptrace: allow to get all registers on syscall traps

Andrei Vagin avagin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 13:37:52 EST 2021

On Mon, Feb 01, 2021 at 07:11:12PM -0500, Keno Fischer wrote:
> Hi Andrei,
> > This series introduces the PTRACE_O_ARM64_RAW_REGS option. If it is set,
> > PTRACE_GETREGSET returns values of all registers, and PTRACE_SETREGSET
> > allows to change any of them.
> thanks for picking this up. I meant to work on this, but unfortunately ran out
> of time to be able to push it through, so I'm glad you're working on
> it, since it
> does absolutely need to get fixed. Besides this issue, the other problem we
> ran into when trying to port our ptracer to aarch64 is that orig_x0 is not
> accessible through the ptrace interface on aarch64, which can cause tricky
> behavior around restarts.

Could you describe the problem in more details? I wonder whether we have
the same thing in CRIU...

> We managed to work around that in the end,
> but it's painful. If we're fixing the kernel here anyway, I'm wondering if
> we might want to address that as well while we're at it.

Sure let think how to do this properly.

In this case, I think the ptrace option isn't a good choise. I don't
think that it is a good idea to change the layout of regset depending on


> Keno

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