Re: ptrace problem in 2.6.9

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2004-10-25 17:51:37
>>>>> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 01:25:42 -0700, David Mosberger <> said:

>>>>> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 10:05:57 -0700, Stephane Eranian <> said:
  Stephane> Hi Roland, I have some problems with the recent
  Stephane> modifications to the Ptrace infrastructure in 2.6.9
  Stephane> release. Basically I have the smiple test program attached
  Stephane> to this E-mail and it hangs in 2.6.9 but not in
  Stephane> 2.6.9-rc4. Somehow the first waitpid() does not return. It
  Stephane> is not clear to me why.  Is there something Ineed to
  Stephane> change in the call itself?  I am running all of this on a
  Stephane> 2-way IA-64 machine with 2.6.9. I have not tried on x86.

  David> Shoot, I think I ran into the same problem yesterday when
  David> running the GCC testsuite.  In my case, the problem seemed to
  David> disappear (mostly) after downgrading "expect" from the
  David> "unstable" to the "stable" version, but the symptoms where
  David> exactly like in your case: waitpid() didn't return, so I
  David> suspect it really was the kernel's fault.  I'll try Roland's
  David> patch on Monday.

Then again, may be not: it appears that the bug only relates to
PTRACE'd processes, which "expect" is unlikely to do.  Oh, well, would
have been too easy.

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