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authorJason Wessel <>2008-09-26 10:36:41 -0500
committerJason Wessel <>2008-09-26 10:36:41 -0500
commitd7161a65341556bacb5e6654e133803f46f51063 (patch)
treeb2933dc2ce1435956c193c37fd53a3d5530fe9d7 /arch/arm/kernel/kgdb.c
parent18d6522b86d21a04c8ac1ea79747e2e434a956d9 (diff)
kgdb, x86, arm, mips, powerpc: ignore user space single stepping
On the x86 arch, user space single step exceptions should be ignored if they occur in the kernel space, such as ptrace stepping through a system call. First check if it is kgdb that is executing a single step, then ensure it is not an accidental traversal into the user space, while in kgdb, any other time the TIF_SINGLESTEP is set, kgdb should ignore the exception. On x86, arm, mips and powerpc, the kgdb_contthread usage was inconsistent with the way single stepping is implemented in the kgdb core. The arch specific stub should always set the kgdb_cpu_doing_single_step correctly if it is single stepping. This allows kgdb to correctly process an instruction steps if ptrace happens to be requesting an instruction step over a system call. Signed-off-by: Jason Wessel <>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/arm/kernel/kgdb.c')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/kgdb.c b/arch/arm/kernel/kgdb.c
index aaffaecffcd1..ba8ccfede964 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/kgdb.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/kgdb.c
@@ -111,8 +111,6 @@ int kgdb_arch_handle_exception(int exception_vector, int signo,
case 'D':
case 'k':
case 'c':
- kgdb_contthread = NULL;
* Try to read optional parameter, pc unchanged if no parm.
* If this was a compiled breakpoint, we need to move