Bug 312041 - utrace: /proc/<pid>/maps not always accessible when receiving PTRACE_EVENT_EXIT
utrace: /proc/<pid>/maps not always accessible when receiving PTRACE_EVENT_EXIT
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 285761
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Reported: 2007-09-28 20:43 EDT by Jan Kratochvil
Modified: 2008-01-14 14:05 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: kernel-2.6.24-0.150.rc7.git4.fc9.x86_64
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Last Closed: 2008-01-14 14:05:20 EST
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Testcase. (3.39 KB, text/plain)
2007-09-28 20:43 EDT, Jan Kratochvil
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Description Jan Kratochvil 2007-09-28 20:43:43 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #285761 +++

Backport of the Rawhide Bug for F-7.

Description of problem:
I trace a process using ptrace and the PTRACE_O_TRACEEXIT option. When I get
the PTRACE_EVENT_EXIT notification for the process I examine its memory
mappings by reading /proc/<pid>/maps. This works on vanilla Linux kernels.

On the Fedora kernel this works if the process exited normally, but if it was
killed by a signal I get EACCES when trying to open /proc/<pid>/maps.

I guess this is undocumented behaviour, but it would be good to know if I
should expect a fix or work around the problem somehow.

I am running the x86_64 version of the kernel on a Core 2 T7200.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile and run the attached test case.

Actual results:
Test case fails to open /proc/<pid>/maps.

Expected results:
Test case prints the contents of /proc/<pid>/maps.
Comment 1 Jan Kratochvil 2007-09-28 20:43:43 EDT
Created attachment 211171 [details]
Comment 2 Christopher Brown 2008-01-14 13:05:49 EST

I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.


I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.

There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?

If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
Comment 3 Jan Kratochvil 2008-01-14 14:04:28 EST
(In reply to comment #2)
> There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
> you are still having problems with the latest kernel?

This bug is formally still valid - its Fedora 8 counterpart is Bug 285761 and
the main tracker page is at: http://sourceware.org/systemtap/wiki/utrace/tests

Bug was already fixed by Roland McGrath upstream:
It was verified as already fixed in Rawhide:
It was verified as still buggy for the latest Fedora 8 kernel:
Comment 4 Jan Kratochvil 2008-01-14 14:05:20 EST
Closing as RAWHIDE.

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