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authorAndrey Vagin <avagin@openvz.org>2013-04-30 15:27:59 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-04-30 17:04:05 -0700
commit84c751bd4aebbaae995fe32279d3dba48327bad4 (patch)
tree3ada98123a0a7e85e903e930eea5510f488d4c4d /include/uapi
parent865f38a3a3262d4a8a3d381a6899d2a6b7242244 (diff)
ptrace: add ability to retrieve signals without removing from a queue (v4)
This patch adds a new ptrace request PTRACE_PEEKSIGINFO. This request is used to retrieve information about pending signals starting with the specified sequence number. Siginfo_t structures are copied from the child into the buffer starting at "data". The argument "addr" is a pointer to struct ptrace_peeksiginfo_args. struct ptrace_peeksiginfo_args { u64 off; /* from which siginfo to start */ u32 flags; s32 nr; /* how may siginfos to take */ }; "nr" has type "s32", because ptrace() returns "long", which has 32 bits on i386 and a negative values is used for errors. Currently here is only one flag PTRACE_PEEKSIGINFO_SHARED for dumping signals from process-wide queue. If this flag is not set, signals are read from a per-thread queue. The request PTRACE_PEEKSIGINFO returns a number of dumped signals. If a signal with the specified sequence number doesn't exist, ptrace returns zero. The request returns an error, if no signal has been dumped. Errors: EINVAL - one or more specified flags are not supported or nr is negative EFAULT - buf or addr is outside your accessible address space. A result siginfo contains a kernel part of si_code which usually striped, but it's required for queuing the same siginfo back during restore of pending signals. This functionality is required for checkpointing pending signals. Pedro Alves suggested using it in "gdb" to peek at pending signals. gdb already uses PTRACE_GETSIGINFO to get the siginfo for the signal which was already dequeued. This functionality allows gdb to look at the pending signals which were not reported yet. The prototype of this code was developed by Oleg Nesterov. Signed-off-by: Andrew Vagin <avagin@openvz.org> Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Cc: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> Cc: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com> Cc: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@parallels.com> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Pedro Alves <palves@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/uapi')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/ptrace.h b/include/uapi/linux/ptrace.h
index 022ab186a81..52ebcc89f30 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/ptrace.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/ptrace.h
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@
/* has the defines to get at the registers. */
+#include <linux/types.h>
@@ -52,6 +53,17 @@
#define PTRACE_INTERRUPT 0x4207
#define PTRACE_LISTEN 0x4208
+#define PTRACE_PEEKSIGINFO 0x4209
+struct ptrace_peeksiginfo_args {
+ __u64 off; /* from which siginfo to start */
+ __u32 flags;
+ __s32 nr; /* how may siginfos to take */
+/* Read signals from a shared (process wide) queue */
/* Wait extended result codes for the above trace options. */