Subject: Re: Problem with System V shared memory
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 06/29/1998 10:37:57
On 28 Jun 1998, Matthias Scheler wrote:
: ... a program dies with "ENOSYS" on calls to "shmat()":
: 29041 maudio CALL #228 (unimplemented shmat)(0x10009,0,0)
: 29041 maudio RET #228 (unimplemented shmat) 1140854784/0x44001000
: 29041 maudio CALL exit(0x1)
This isn't returning ENOSYS. Look more carefully; it's returning a real
memory attachment, and is working. It returned a memory pointer of
0x44001000. Something else is going wrong in the code.
The "unimplemented" in the name of the function comes from kdump requiring
string tables from src/sys/kern/syscalls.c, and there's a PR open on that;
however, the function is not "unimplemented" here.
If a syscall is unimplemented, the program will likely never see exit() as
in the trace above, because the program will die with a SIGSYS.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)