[RFC v7 24/25] powerpc: Deliver SEGV signal on pkey violation

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Sat Aug 19 18:23:46 AEST 2017

On Fri, 2017-08-18 at 15:49 -0700, Ram Pai wrote:
> Coming back to the your main question, "why we need to provide the
> contents of AMR register to the signal handler?" --   the only reason
> i can see is, probably tools like gdb and ptrace may find it useful.
> And since it was suggested that content of IAMR is also useful to the
> application, the value of which cannot be accessed from userspace,
> it may make sense to provide both the contents.

I'd rather you added ptrace calls to obtain & set it. I don't think we
need to touch the signal frame, it's too much of an ABI compatibility


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