File gdb-core-open-vdso-warning.patch of Package gdb
Subject: [patch] Fix GNU/Linux core open: Can't read pathname for load map:  Input/output error.


GDB currently always prints on loading a core file:
	warning: Can't read pathname for load map: Input/output error.

The patch is not nice but it was WONTFIXed on the glibc side in:

The same message in GDB PR 8882 and glibc PR 387 was for l_name
but that one is now ignored thanks to IGNORE_FIRST_LINK_MAP_ENTRY.

This fix is intended for Linux system vDSO l_name which is a second entry in
the DSO list.

Regression tested on {x86_86,x86_64-m32,i686}-fedora11-linux-gnu.


2009-10-06  Jan Kratochvil  <>

	Do not print false warning on reading core file with vDSO on GNU/Linux.
	* solib-svr4.c (svr4_current_sos): Suppress the warning if
	* solib.c (update_solib_list): New variable saved_so_list_head.
	Conditionally restart the function.

[ Context backport.  ]

Index: gdb-
--- gdb-	2010-07-12 23:07:35.000000000 +0200
+++ gdb-	2010-07-13 00:19:03.000000000 +0200
@@ -1177,8 +1177,18 @@ svr4_current_sos (void)
 	  target_read_string (LM_NAME (new), &buffer,
 			      SO_NAME_MAX_PATH_SIZE - 1, &errcode);
 	  if (errcode != 0)
-	    warning (_("Can't read pathname for load map: %s."),
-		     safe_strerror (errcode));
+	    {
+	      /* During the first ever DSO list reading some strings may be
+		 unreadable as residing in the readonly memory not being
+		 present in a dumped core file.  Delay the error check after
+		 the first pass of DSO list scanning when should be
+		 already mapped in and all the DSO list l_name memory gets
+		 readable.  */
+	      if (master_so_list () != NULL)
+		warning (_("Can't read pathname for load map: %s."),
+			 safe_strerror (errcode));
+	    }
 	      struct build_id *build_id;
Index: gdb-
--- gdb-	2010-05-17 01:49:58.000000000 +0200
+++ gdb-	2010-07-13 00:21:01.000000000 +0200
@@ -705,6 +705,7 @@ update_solib_list (int from_tty, struct 
   struct target_so_ops *ops = solib_ops (target_gdbarch);
   struct so_list *inferior = ops->current_sos();
   struct so_list *gdb, **gdb_link;
+  struct so_list *saved_so_list_head = so_list_head;
   /* We can reach here due to changing solib-search-path or the
      sysroot, before having any inferior.  */
@@ -844,6 +845,12 @@ Error while mapping shared library secti
 	  observer_notify_solib_loaded (i);
+      /* If this was the very first DSO list scan and we possibly read in
+	 recheck all the formerly unreadable DSO names strings.  */
+      if (saved_so_list_head == NULL && so_list_head != NULL)
+	return update_solib_list (from_tty, target);
       /* If a library was not found, issue an appropriate warning
 	 message.  We have to use a single call to warning in case the
 	 front end does something special with warnings, e.g., pop up