Bug 231495 - elfutils assumes local pid/proc; accesses /proc/*
Summary: elfutils assumes local pid/proc; accesses /proc/*
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: elfutils   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Reported: 2007-03-08 18:32 UTC by Andrew Cagney
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-08 21:32:46 UTC
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Description Andrew Cagney 2007-03-08 18:32:30 UTC
Elfutils likes to directly access /proc/PID et.al.  This only works when the
running process is local.  For the remote case elfutils needs to call back
accessor methods supplied by the client.

libunwind provides an example of this.

Comment 1 Roland McGrath 2007-03-08 21:32:46 UTC
There is no bug here.  The simple dwfl hooks that use /proc are for examples and
for simple tools with the -k/-p options.  There is a callback API for real
applications using the libraries to use.  A real application does not want
elfutils doing that work for it anyway.


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