Commit e5b97dde authored by Roland McGrath's avatar Roland McGrath Committed by Linus Torvalds
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This patch adds the VM_ALWAYSDUMP flag for vm_flags in vm_area_struct.  This
provides a clean explicit way to have a vma always included in core dumps, as
is needed for vDSO's.

Signed-off-by: default avatarRoland McGrath <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
Cc: Andi Kleen <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent b6558c4a
......@@ -1178,6 +1178,10 @@ static int dump_seek(struct file *file, loff_t off)
static int maydump(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
/* The vma can be set up to tell us the answer directly. */
if (vma->vm_flags & VM_ALWAYSDUMP)
return 1;
/* Do not dump I/O mapped devices or special mappings */
if (vma->vm_flags & (VM_IO | VM_RESERVED))
return 0;
......@@ -168,6 +168,7 @@ extern unsigned int kobjsize(const void *objp);
#define VM_NONLINEAR 0x00800000 /* Is non-linear (remap_file_pages) */
#define VM_MAPPED_COPY 0x01000000 /* T if mapped copy of data (nommu mmap) */
#define VM_INSERTPAGE 0x02000000 /* The vma has had "vm_insert_page()" done on it */
#define VM_ALWAYSDUMP 0x04000000 /* Always include in core dumps */
#ifndef VM_STACK_DEFAULT_FLAGS /* arch can override this */
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