Bug 437881 - ptrace: orig_rax 0x00000000ffffffff not recognized as -1
ptrace: orig_rax 0x00000000ffffffff not recognized as -1
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
4.6
x86_64 Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Jerome Marchand
Martin Jenner
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Depends On: 435000 436183
Blocks: RHEL4u8_relnotes
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Reported: 2008-03-17 17:08 EDT by Jan Kratochvil
Modified: 2009-05-18 15:36 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Previously, there was a missing sign extension in the x86_64 ptrace code that may have caused gdb to fail on the x86_64 architecture when debugging an i386 application. With this update, the missing sign extension is now correctly extended, which resolves this issue.
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Last Closed: 2009-05-18 15:36:48 EDT
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Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-12-17 15:19:14 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
release.
Comment 3 Vivek Goyal 2009-01-05 09:17:45 EST
Committed in 78.23.EL . RPMS are available at http://people.redhat.com/vgoyal/rhel4/
Comment 10 Jerome Marchand 2009-03-18 05:18:11 EDT
Release note added. If any revisions are required, please set the 
"requires_release_notes" flag to "?" and edit the "Release Notes" field accordingly.
All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

New Contents:
There is a missing sign extension in x86_64 compatibility ptrace code and x86_64 gdb sometimes fails when debugging i386 application because of it.
The faulty 32 bits value is now properly extended and x86_64 gdb works correctly with i386 applications.
Comment 12 Ryan Lerch 2009-03-31 22:54:38 EDT
Release note updated. If any revisions are required, please set the 
"requires_release_notes"  flag to "?" and edit the "Release Notes" field accordingly.
All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

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-There is a missing sign extension in x86_64 compatibility ptrace code and x86_64 gdb sometimes fails when debugging i386 application because of it.
+Previously, there was a missing sign extension in the x86_64 ptrace code that may have caused gdb to fail on the x86_64 architecture when debugging an i386 application. With this update, the missing sign extension is now correctly extended, which resolves this issue.-The faulty 32 bits value is now properly extended and x86_64 gdb works correctly with i386 applications.
Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2009-05-18 15:36:48 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1024.html

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