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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-14 10:57:40 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-14 10:57:40 -0700
commit0eead9ab41da33644ae2c97c57ad03da636a0422 (patch)
tree757516bc7caa70a10101264edc3eac7d44c11ce8 /arch
parent53eeb64e808971207350386121f4bab12fa2f45f (diff)
Don't dump task struct in a.out core-dumps
akiphie points out that a.out core-dumps have that odd task struct dumping that was never used and was never really a good idea (it goes back into the mists of history, probably the original core-dumping code). Just remove it. Also do the access_ok() check on dump_write(). It probably doesn't matter (since normal filesystems all seem to do it anyway), but he points out that it's normally done by the VFS layer, so ... [ I suspect that we should possibly do "vfs_write()" instead of calling ->write directly. That also does the whole fsnotify and write statistics thing, which may or may not be a good idea. ] And just to be anal, do this all for the x86-64 32-bit a.out emulation code too, even though it's not enabled (and won't currently even compile) Reported-by: akiphie <akiphie@lavabit.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 17 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/ia32/ia32_aout.c b/arch/x86/ia32/ia32_aout.c
index 0350311906ae..2d93bdbc9ac0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/ia32/ia32_aout.c
+++ b/arch/x86/ia32/ia32_aout.c
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@
#include <asm/ia32.h>
#undef WARN_OLD
-#undef CORE_DUMP /* probably broken */
+#undef CORE_DUMP /* definitely broken */
static int load_aout_binary(struct linux_binprm *, struct pt_regs *regs);
static int load_aout_library(struct file *);
@@ -131,21 +131,15 @@ static void set_brk(unsigned long start, unsigned long end)
* macros to write out all the necessary info.
-static int dump_write(struct file *file, const void *addr, int nr)
- return file->f_op->write(file, addr, nr, &file->f_pos) == nr;
+#include <linux/coredump.h>
#define DUMP_WRITE(addr, nr) \
if (!dump_write(file, (void *)(addr), (nr))) \
goto end_coredump;
-#define DUMP_SEEK(offset) \
- if (file->f_op->llseek) { \
- if (file->f_op->llseek(file, (offset), 0) != (offset)) \
- goto end_coredump; \
- } else \
- file->f_pos = (offset)
+#define DUMP_SEEK(offset) \
+ if (!dump_seek(file, offset)) \
+ goto end_coredump;
#define START_DATA() (u.u_tsize << PAGE_SHIFT)
#define START_STACK(u) (u.start_stack)
@@ -217,12 +211,6 @@ static int aout_core_dump(long signr, struct pt_regs *regs, struct file *file,
dump_size = dump.u_ssize << PAGE_SHIFT;
DUMP_WRITE(dump_start, dump_size);
- /*
- * Finally dump the task struct. Not be used by gdb, but
- * could be useful
- */
- set_fs(KERNEL_DS);
- DUMP_WRITE(current, sizeof(*current));
return has_dumped;

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