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LIN6-9720 : "Failed to read a valid object file image from memory", core dump i686

Created: Apr 13, 2015    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Apr 19, 2015
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Kernel
Architecture: IA32


On qemux86 board, COMPAT_VDSO leads to empty vDSO page in core dump, which breaks post-mortem debugging.


set CONFIG_COMPAT_VDSO=n in kernel config with `make -C build linux-windriver.menuconfig'

Steps to Reproduce

1. configure --enable-board=qemux86 --enable-kernel=standard --enable-rootfs=glibc_small --enable-build=debug --with-package=gdb --with-rcpl-version=0012
2. make
3. make start-target
4. on the target
# ulimit -c unlimited
#./hello_Linux.out &
#kill -3 {PID}
#gdb /root/hello_Linux.out core.{PID}
root@qemu0:~# gdb /root/hello_Linux.out core.(PID}
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Reading symbols from /root/hello_Linux.out...done.
[New LWP 591]
Failed to read a valid object file image from memory.
Core was generated by `./hello_Linux.out'.
Program terminated with signal 3, Quit.
#0  0xffffe424 in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0xffffe424 in ?? ()
#1  0x00002710 in ?? ()
#2  0x4e958000 in ?? () from /lib/
Backtrace stopped: previous frame inner to this frame (corrupt stack?)

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