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Date:	Wed, 13 Feb 2008 16:40:45 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	"Edgar E. Iglesias" <edgar.iglesias@...s.com>
Cc:	ysato@...rs.sourceforge.jp, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	mikael.starvik@...s.com, Ralf Baechle <ralf@...ux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Use ELF_CORE_EFLAGS for kcore ELF header flags.

On Tue, 12 Feb 2008 14:34:23 +0100
"Edgar E. Iglesias" <edgar.iglesias@...s.com> wrote:

> ELF_CORE_EFLAGS is already used by the binfmt_elf coredumper to set correct 
> arch specific ELF header flags on coredumps. Use it for kcore aswell.
> This corrects kcore files for the CRIS arch and I beleive it corrects 
> ordinary coredumps for the H8/300.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Edgar E. Iglesias <edgar@...s.com>
> 
> ---
> 
> diff --git a/fs/proc/kcore.c b/fs/proc/kcore.c
> index e78c81f..c2370c7 100644
> --- a/fs/proc/kcore.c
> +++ b/fs/proc/kcore.c
> @@ -23,6 +23,10 @@
>  
>  #define CORE_STR "CORE"
>  
> +#ifndef ELF_CORE_EFLAGS
> +#define ELF_CORE_EFLAGS	0
> +#endif
> +
>  static int open_kcore(struct inode * inode, struct file * filp)
>  {
>  	return capable(CAP_SYS_RAWIO) ? 0 : -EPERM;
> @@ -164,11 +168,7 @@ static void elf_kcore_store_hdr(char *bufp, int nphdr, int dataoff)
>  	elf->e_entry	= 0;
>  	elf->e_phoff	= sizeof(struct elfhdr);
>  	elf->e_shoff	= 0;
> -#if defined(CONFIG_H8300)
> -	elf->e_flags	= ELF_FLAGS;
> -#else
> -	elf->e_flags	= 0;
> -#endif
> +	elf->e_flags	= ELF_CORE_EFLAGS;
>  	elf->e_ehsize	= sizeof(struct elfhdr);
>  	elf->e_phentsize= sizeof(struct elf_phdr);
>  	elf->e_phnum	= nphdr;
> diff --git a/include/asm-h8300/elf.h b/include/asm-h8300/elf.h
> index 26bfc7e..806f20b 100644
> --- a/include/asm-h8300/elf.h
> +++ b/include/asm-h8300/elf.h
> @@ -32,6 +32,8 @@ typedef unsigned long elf_fpregset_t;
>  #define ELF_FLAGS       0x820000
>  #endif
>  
> +#define ELF_CORE_EFLAGS ELF_FLAGS
> +
>  #define ELF_PLAT_INIT(_r)	_r->er1 = 0
>  
>  #define USE_ELF_CORE_DUMP

This will change behaviour on mips, which does

./arch/mips/kernel/binfmt_elfn32.c:#define ELF_CORE_EFLAGS EF_MIPS_ABI2

Ralf, does this fix mips, or break it?

Thanks.
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