[PATCH v5] Print absolute paths in printpathn when -yy is used

Zubin Mithra zubin.mithra at gmail.com
Sat Aug 9 04:16:42 UTC 2014

Hi Dmitry,

Thank you for your review!

On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 5:05 AM, Dmitry V. Levin <ldv at altlinux.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 01, 2014 at 03:13:21PM +0530, zubin.mithra at gmail.com wrote:
> > * defs.h (show_fd_path): Change type to unsigned int.
> > * strace.c (show_fd_path): Update usage to count y flag.
> > (usage): Update to add -yy option.
> > * util.c (print_tracee_cwd): New function.
> > (printpathn): Update to use print_tracee_cwd and print
> >  absolute path.
> > * strace.1: Add description of -yy option.
> I had an opportunity to think about this feature a bit longer,
> and now I see two issues I missed before.
> The first issue is the choice of option name.  While -y option enables
> *additional* decoding of descriptors, and -yy was planned for extended
> decoding of descriptors like socket decoding, this feature *changes*
> decoding of all paths.  I'd rather not mix these things.

Sounds good, just to make sure I understand clearly --

1. -y should do absolute decoding of file descriptors always.
2. -yy should do extended decoding like socket decoding etc.

Is that what you mean?

> The second issue is *at syscalls.  This implementation assumes that all
> non-absolute paths are relative to cwd, but that is not necessarily the
> case for *at syscalls.

I see -- could we try and display canonical paths for fds passed into *at

-- zm
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