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Re: strace issues

On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 01:17:53PM +1000, Anton Blanchard wrote:
> Hi,
> I submitted some patches for strace on ppc a few months ago but nothing
> has happened. The worst one is the fact that strace tries to insert
> an intel assembly instruction in order to lock a child process in
> a busy loop. This makes the -f option completely unreliable.
> Can someone do an NMU for this? Id like to get a reliable strace back.
> I cant find my bug report (do bug reports ever disappear?) but someone
> else has reported it recently:
> #153750: strace: Bogus LOOP for PowerPC

Better, nag Linus to take the ptrace patches I sent to LKML, and we can
avoid the LOOP entirely.  I've actually never seen this LOOP
instruction be hit on PPC, by vagaries of the scheduler... guess it
depends what you're running.

> Also this will fix a problem with IPC syscalls:
> #144326: strace on ppc linux misreports IPC syscalls

I will nag Wichert.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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