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authorAndré Draszik <git@andred.net>2017-06-02 14:46:51 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2017-06-02 15:07:38 -0700
commitd6c9708737c2107c38bd75f133d14d5801b8d6d5 (patch)
tree540fe3fe4ebfc3f2efdf1b21cce9f5f16e74f7b3 /scripts
parent864b9a393dcb5aed09b8fd31b9bbda0fdda99374 (diff)
scripts/gdb: make lx-dmesg command work (reliably)
lx-dmesg needs access to the log_buf symbol from printk.c. Unfortunately, the symbol log_buf also exists in BPF's verifier.c and hence gdb can pick one or the other. If it happens to pick BPF's log_buf, lx-dmesg doesn't work: (gdb) lx-dmesg Python Exception <class 'gdb.MemoryError'> Cannot access memory at address 0x0: Error occurred in Python command: Cannot access memory at address 0x0 (gdb) p log_buf $15 = 0x0 Luckily, GDB has a way to deal with this, see https://sourceware.org/gdb/onlinedocs/gdb/Symbols.html (gdb) info variables ^log_buf$ All variables matching regular expression "^log_buf$": File <linux.git>/kernel/bpf/verifier.c: static char *log_buf; File <linux.git>/kernel/printk/printk.c: static char *log_buf; (gdb) p 'verifier.c'::log_buf $1 = 0x0 (gdb) p 'printk.c'::log_buf $2 = 0x811a6aa0 <__log_buf> "" (gdb) p &log_buf $3 = (char **) 0x8120fe40 <log_buf> (gdb) p &'verifier.c'::log_buf $4 = (char **) 0x8120fe40 <log_buf> (gdb) p &'printk.c'::log_buf $5 = (char **) 0x8048b7d0 <log_buf> By being explicit about the location of the symbol, we can make lx-dmesg work again. While at it, do the same for the other symbols we need from printk.c Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170526112222.3414-1-git@andred.net Signed-off-by: André Draszik <git@andred.net> Tested-by: Kieran Bingham <kieran@bingham.xyz> Acked-by: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/gdb/linux/dmesg.py b/scripts/gdb/linux/dmesg.py
index f9b92ece7834..5afd1098e33a 100644
--- a/scripts/gdb/linux/dmesg.py
+++ b/scripts/gdb/linux/dmesg.py
@@ -23,10 +23,11 @@ class LxDmesg(gdb.Command):
super(LxDmesg, self).__init__("lx-dmesg", gdb.COMMAND_DATA)
def invoke(self, arg, from_tty):
- log_buf_addr = int(str(gdb.parse_and_eval("log_buf")).split()[0], 16)
- log_first_idx = int(gdb.parse_and_eval("log_first_idx"))
- log_next_idx = int(gdb.parse_and_eval("log_next_idx"))
- log_buf_len = int(gdb.parse_and_eval("log_buf_len"))
+ log_buf_addr = int(str(gdb.parse_and_eval(
+ "'printk.c'::log_buf")).split()[0], 16)
+ log_first_idx = int(gdb.parse_and_eval("'printk.c'::log_first_idx"))
+ log_next_idx = int(gdb.parse_and_eval("'printk.c'::log_next_idx"))
+ log_buf_len = int(gdb.parse_and_eval("'printk.c'::log_buf_len"))
inf = gdb.inferiors()[0]
start = log_buf_addr + log_first_idx

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