[PATCH] hppa: Avoid manipulating function pointers from a traced process.

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at altlinux.org
Mon Sep 14 21:54:41 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 02:13:19PM -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> Architectures using function pointers, like hppa, may need to
> manipulate the function pointer to compute the result of a comparison.
> However, the SA_HANDLER function pointer exists only in the address
> space of the traced process, and can't be manipulated by strace. In
> order to prevent the compiler from generating code to manipulate
> SA_HANDLER we cast the function pointers to long.
> Please apply.

The change looks harmless for other architectures, so OK for me.

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