[PATCH] Let gcore use ptrace interface rather than the procfs
attilio at freebsd.org
Thu Nov 19 01:33:03 UTC 2009
2009/11/17 Robert N. M. Watson <rwatson at freebsd.org>:
> On 17 Nov 2009, at 14:17, Ed Maste wrote:
>> Our original motivation for doing this was to make gcore work with
>> threaded apps, not avoiding procfs, but that's a useful side-effect of
>> the work. Note though that for that purpose it isn't complete; procfs
>> is still used in readmap to read the process' memory map. It looks like
>> we need to find a way to implement readmap without procfs.
> Are the sysctls used for procstat -v sufficient for this purpose?
This patch should address the arised concerns by both of you:
and additively fix elf_getstatus() to not use procfs, so that gcore is
completely procfs independent now.
Comments, reviews and testing are welcome.
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