[PATCH] RFC: do not detach when we think tracee is going to die

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at altlinux.org
Wed Aug 31 17:14:41 UTC 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 03:50:16PM +0200, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> Speaking of non-linux-2.6 systems.
> I am suspicious about non-Linux systems. I'd expect that
> changes to the source are mostly tested on Linux,
> and therefore we should see a fair number of errors
> on non-Linux builds, especially simple ones a-la
> "it stopped compiling because you forgot to rename
> a function or a variable in '#ifdef FREEBSD' block".
> But we _don't_ see this.
> Which makes me wonder whether any non-Linux code we carry
> in the tree is actually used by anyone. Do people really build
> and use our strace on FreeBSD, SunOS, SVR4 etc?

I remember no emails in this list about any non-Linux platform, so
I suppose the support for non-Linux platforms in strace was accidentally
broken ling time ago, and this sad event was missed because strace seems
to have no non-Linux users nowadays.

I have no such platform nearby to check whether e.g. strace-4.6 builds
at all there, though.

Does anybody have an idea how this hypothesis could be checked out?

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