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Bug 159790

Summary: ptrace changes to registers during ia32 syscall tracing stop are lost
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Roland McGrath <roland>
Component: kernelAssignee: Roland McGrath <roland>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 3.0CC: jparadis, petrides, tao
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Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-663 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-28 15:16:54 UTC Type: ---
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RHEL3 kernel patch fixing this bug none

Description Roland McGrath 2005-06-07 23:54:23 UTC
When an ia32 process is stopped for syscall tracing, ptrace can be used to
modify its registers and that should change the register arguments seen by the
system call.  strace relies on this facility.

In the RHEL3 kernel, changes to registers that aren't used for 64-bit arguments
are lost.

Comment 1 Roland McGrath 2005-06-07 23:54:23 UTC
Created attachment 115202 [details]
RHEL3 kernel patch fixing this bug

Comment 2 Ernie Petrides 2005-06-09 00:12:53 UTC
Patch posted for internal review on 7-Jun-2005.

Comment 4 Ernie Petrides 2005-06-15 01:01:32 UTC
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U6
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-32.8.EL).


Comment 11 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-09-28 15:16:54 UTC
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 the 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-2005-663.html