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authorRoland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>2007-01-26 00:56:49 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-01-26 13:50:58 -0800
commitf47aef55d9a18945fcdd7fd6bf01121ce973b91b (patch)
tree69f5f6c1fd4ae27d18344ae4b33b5c7bd4b18699 /mm
parente5b97dde514f9bd43f9e525451d0a863c4fc8a9a (diff)
[PATCH] i386 vDSO: use VM_ALWAYSDUMP
This patch fixes core dumps to include the vDSO vma, which is left out now. It removes the special-case core writing macros, which were not doing the right thing for the vDSO vma anyway. Instead, it uses VM_ALWAYSDUMP in the vma; there is no need for the fixmap page to be installed. It handles the CONFIG_COMPAT_VDSO case by making elf_core_dump use the fake vma from get_gate_vma after real vmas in the same way the /proc/PID/maps code does. This changes core dumps so they no longer include the non-PT_LOAD phdrs from the vDSO. I made the change to add them in the first place, but in turned out that nothing ever wanted them there since the advent of NT_AUXV. It's cleaner to leave them out, and just let the phdrs inside the vDSO image speak for themselves. Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
-rw-r--r--mm/memory.c7
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index 5beb4b894c5a..ef09f0acb1d8 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -2608,6 +2608,13 @@ static int __init gate_vma_init(void)
gate_vma.vm_end = FIXADDR_USER_END;
gate_vma.vm_flags = VM_READ | VM_MAYREAD | VM_EXEC | VM_MAYEXEC;
gate_vma.vm_page_prot = __P101;
+ /*
+ * Make sure the vDSO gets into every core dump.
+ * Dumping its contents makes post-mortem fully interpretable later
+ * without matching up the same kernel and hardware config to see
+ * what PC values meant.
+ */
+ gate_vma.vm_flags |= VM_ALWAYSDUMP;
return 0;
}
__initcall(gate_vma_init);

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