Re: [PATCH 3/4] coredump: ELF-FDPIC: enable to omit anonymous shared memory

From: David Howells
Date: Wed Feb 21 2007 - 06:34:26 EST

Kawai, Hidehiro <hidehiro.kawai.ez@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Is coredump_setting_sem a global semaphore? If so, it prevents concurrent
> core dumping.

No, it doesn't. Look again:

int do_coredump(long signr, int exit_code, struct pt_regs * regs)
<setup vars>

>>>> down_read(&coredump_settings_sem);

> Additionally, while some process is dumped, writing to
> coredump_omit_anon_shared of unrelated process will be blocked.

Yes, but that's probably reasonable. How likely (a) is a process to coredump,
and (b) is a coredump to occur simultaneously with someone altering their

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