Re: UML fails to locate address space

From: Tom Spink
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 09:59:26 EST

2008/5/20 Jeff Dike <jdike@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 12:08:24PM +0100, Tom Spink wrote:
>> I've just recently pulled the latest GIT and compiled UML, however,
>> when I run it a message appears saying "Locating the top of the
>> address space... Address 0x0 no good?" and the program exits.
> Can you strace it and send me the output?

Attached. I guess the line of interest is:


>> After some digging, it appears that page_ok is returning false when
>> checking 'bottom', in os_get_task_size
>> (arch/um/os-Linux/sys-i386/task_size.c:96). After running through
>> GDB, it seems that in line 31 of that file is where the segfault
>> occurs:
>> n = *address;
>> i.e. when trying to read from the address space (at address zero).
> The segfaults are on purpose - it will trap SIGSEGV and longjmp out of
> the handler and mark the affected address as not-usable.

I gathered that much - I was just letting you know which test it was
that was failing.

> Jeff


Tom Spink

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