Patchwork [v2,2/4] Document new {set,show} dump-excluded-mappings commands.

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Submitter Sergio Lopez
Date Nov. 29, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Message ID <20171129105543.19236-3-slp@redhat.com>
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Permalink /patch/24592/
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Sergio Lopez - Nov. 29, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
gdb/ChangeLog:
2017-11-29  Sergio Lopez  <slp@redhat.com>

	* NEWS (Changes since GDB 8.0): Announce {set,show}
	dump_excluded_mappings commands.

gdb/doc/ChangeLog:
2017-11-29  Sergio Lopez  <slp@redhat.com>

	* gdb.texinfo (gcore): Mention new {set,show}
	dump-excluded-mappings commands.
	(set dump-excluded-mappings): Document new command.
---
 gdb/NEWS            |  5 +++++
 gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo | 14 +++++++++++++-
 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
Eli Zaretskii - Nov. 29, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
> From: Sergio Lopez <slp@redhat.com>
> Cc: Sergio Lopez <slp@redhat.com>
> Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:55:41 +0100
> 
> gdb/ChangeLog:
> 2017-11-29  Sergio Lopez  <slp@redhat.com>
> 
> 	* NEWS (Changes since GDB 8.0): Announce {set,show}
> 	dump_excluded_mappings commands.
> 
> gdb/doc/ChangeLog:
> 2017-11-29  Sergio Lopez  <slp@redhat.com>
> 
> 	* gdb.texinfo (gcore): Mention new {set,show}
> 	dump-excluded-mappings commands.
> 	(set dump-excluded-mappings): Document new command.

OK.

Patch

diff --git a/gdb/NEWS b/gdb/NEWS
index 754ce103bd..1372552a37 100644
--- a/gdb/NEWS
+++ b/gdb/NEWS
@@ -134,6 +134,11 @@  set debug separate-debug-file
 show debug separate-debug-file
   Control the display of debug output about separate debug file search.
 
+set dump-excluded-mappings
+show dump-excluded-mappings
+  Control whether mappings marked with the VM_DONTDUMP flag should be
+  dumped when generating a core file.
+
 maint info selftests
   List the registered selftests.
 
diff --git a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
index 675f6e7bc8..7b25912e49 100644
--- a/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
+++ b/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo
@@ -11543,7 +11543,9 @@  this writing, @sc{gnu}/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, and S390).
 
 On @sc{gnu}/Linux, this command can take into account the value of the
 file @file{/proc/@var{pid}/coredump_filter} when generating the core
-dump (@pxref{set use-coredump-filter}).
+dump (@pxref{set use-coredump-filter}), and by default honors the
+@code{VM_DONTDUMP} flag for mappings where it is present in the file
+@file{/proc/@var{pid}/smaps} (@pxref{set dump-excluded-mappings}).
 
 @kindex set use-coredump-filter
 @anchor{set use-coredump-filter}
@@ -11573,6 +11575,16 @@  value is currently @code{0x33}, which means that bits @code{0}
 (anonymous private mappings), @code{1} (anonymous shared mappings),
 @code{4} (ELF headers) and @code{5} (private huge pages) are active.
 This will cause these memory mappings to be dumped automatically.
+
+@kindex set dump-excluded-mappings
+@anchor{set dump-excluded-mappings}
+@item set dump-excluded-mappings on
+@itemx set dump-excluded-mappings off
+If @code{on} is specified, @value{GDBN} will dump memory mappings
+marked with the @code{VM_DONTDUMP} flag.  This flag is represented in
+the file @file{/proc/@var{pid}/smaps} with the acronym @code{dd}.
+
+The default value is @code{off}.
 @end table
 
 @node Character Sets