Bug 498595 - gcore unstopping SIGSTOPped processes
gcore unstopping SIGSTOPped processes
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdb (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity medium
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Assigned To: Jan Kratochvil
: Regression
Depends On: 456333 496732
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Reported: 2009-05-01 08:15 EDT by Jan Kratochvil
Modified: 2010-10-23 05:19 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: gdb-6.8-34.el5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-09-02 07:27:22 EDT
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Workaround for `gdb-6.8-attach-signalled-detach-stopped.patch'. (1.10 KB, patch)
2009-05-01 08:15 EDT, Jan Kratochvil
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Description Jan Kratochvil 2009-05-01 08:15:17 EDT
Created attachment 342079 [details]
Workaround for `gdb-6.8-attach-signalled-detach-stopped.patch'.

Description of problem:
In RHEL-4 if you did kill -STOP $multithreaded_process and then gcore $multithreaded_process then it would stay stopped.  It is no longer so in RHEL-5 due to a kernel Bug 496732 = kernel Bug 456333.

As RHEL-5 kernel should stay compatible in its behavior and the workaround is simple for GDB proposing this patch.  This problem exists in all the RHEL-5 kernels.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

echo -e '#include<pthread.h>\n#include<unistd.h>\nmain(){pthread_t t;pthread_create(&t,NULL,pause,NULL);pause();}'|gcc -o t -x c - -pthread

./t&p=$!;sleep 1;kill -STOP $p

gcore $p;sleep 1;grep State /proc/$p/task/*/status
Actual results:
Saved corefile core.27470
/proc/27470/task/27470/status:State:	S (sleeping)
/proc/27470/task/27472/status:State:	T (stopped)

Expected results:
Saved corefile core.27545
/proc/27545/task/27545/status:State:	T (stopped)
/proc/27545/task/27547/status:State:	T (stopped)

Additional info:
For singlethreaded processes this problem does not exist.
Comment 8 Chris Ward 2009-07-03 14:43:18 EDT
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Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-02 07:27:22 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,
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