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commit 015de6884f6fdebaffd4b7d4c7f14fb4d5fc0bb1
Author: Daniel Colascione <>
Date:   Tue Nov 11 14:18:23 2014 +0000

    Warn users about mismatched PID namespaces
    Linux supports multiple "PID namespaces".  Processes in different PID
    namespaces have different views of the system process list.  Sometimes,
    a single process can appear in more than one PID namespace, but with a
    different PID in each.  When GDB and its target are in different PID
    namespaces, various features can break due to the mismatch between
    what the target believes its PID to be and what GDB believes its PID
    to be.  The most visible broken functionality is thread enumeration
    silently failing.
    This patch explicitly warns users against trying to debug across PID
    The patch introduced no new failures in my test suite run on an x86_64
    installation of Ubuntu 14.10.  It doesn't include a test: writing an
    automated test that exercises this code would be very involved because
    CLONE_NEWNS requires CAP_SYS_ADMIN; the easier way to reproduce the
    problem is to start a new lxc container.
    2014-11-11  Daniel Colascione  <>
    	Warn about cross-PID-namespace debugging.
    	* nat/linux-procfs.h (linux_proc_pid_get_ns): New prototype.
    	* nat/linux-procfs.c (linux_proc_pid_get_ns): New function.
    	* linux-thread-db.c (check_pid_namespace_match): New function.
    	(thread_db_inferior_created): Call it.


Summary of changes:
 gdb/ChangeLog          |    8 ++++++++
 gdb/linux-thread-db.c  |   29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 gdb/nat/linux-procfs.c |   19 +++++++++++++++++++
 gdb/nat/linux-procfs.h |    6 ++++++
 4 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

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