strace 4.15 released

Steve McIntyre steve at
Wed Jan 4 15:21:36 UTC 2017

Happy New Year James!

On Tue, Jan 03, 2017 at 06:02:44PM +0000, James Cowgill wrote:
>On 20/12/16 00:36, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> Ah, OK. James Cowgill is my friendly local mips expert - let's see
>> what he thinks... :-)
>I've had a look and I think there is a kernel bug here - specifically
>affecting 32-bit programs run on 64-bit kernels (like all the Debian
>buildds and the porterbox are). An extra PTRACE_SYSCALL stop is
>happening which confuses everything. I'll look some more tomorrow.

Cool, thanks.

>The test passes OK if it's run on a 32-bit kernel though so the kernel
>does somewhat support it.

Ah, OK. For *now*, I've simple disabled these tests for the Debian
mips builds so that we can get strace into testing safely before the
Stretch release. Happy to tweak that later if you find a better

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve at
Is there anybody out there?

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