Re: [PATCH] x86: make PTRACE_GETREGSET return 32-bit regs if 64-bitprocess entered kernel with int 80

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Feb 14 2013 - 14:21:29 EST

On 02/14/2013 11:18 AM, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 02/14, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> On 02/14/2013 07:00 AM, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
>>> On 02/14, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
>>>> Determining personality of a ptraced process is a murky area.
>>>> On x86, for years strace was looking at segment selectors,
>>>> which is conceptually wrong: see, for example,
>> One proposal that keeps being on the table is to export a regset with
>> metadatam, including process mode at launch (i386, x86-64, x32).
> Yes... but if this metadata includes TS_COMPAT-is-set, then strace should
> time. Or REGSET_META should include META+GENERAL.
> IOW, it is not clear to me what this "meta" should actually report.

That is one of the things that needs to be nailed down. In particular,
what are the things people need.


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