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-*-org-*-
* Version 0.7.3 [2013-09-15 Sun]
** Bugfixes
*** [MIPS] Fix build on mips big endian
    This bug caused messages like:
    | Making all in mips
    | /bin/sh: line 17: cd: mips: No such file or directory
*** [MIPS] Fix SIGSEGV on mips big endian
    This bug caused runtime messages like:
    | [0x4000000] --- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) ---
    | [0xffffffff] +++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
*** Fix build with CLANG on FREEBSD

* Version 0.7.2 [2012-12-07 Fri]
** Bugfixes
*** (Again) detect VDSO entry in r_debug linkmap with non-empty name
    This bug caused messages like:
    | Couldn't determine base address of linux-vdso32.so.1
    | Couldn't load ELF object linux-vdso32.so.1: No such file or directory
*** Fix building with libunwind 1.1
*** Fix prototype lookup for -x symbols from shared libraries
    Ltrace was unable to find prototypes of static symbols in shared
    libraries.  It changed the symbol name internally to the form
    name@libfoo.so.  Thus mangled, symbols were not found in config
    files.

* Version 0.7.1 [2012-11-29 Thu]
** Bugfixes
*** ltrace.conf.5 is now installed to man5 as it should be
*** [PowerPC] A header file necessary for building is now shipped
*** [MIPS] Work around duplicate symbol request bug
    This fixes the ltrace abort:
    | ./ltrace: proc.c: 755: breakpoint_for_symbol: Assertion `bp->libsym == ((void *)0)' failed.

*** Detect VDSO entry in r_debug linkmap with non-empty name
    This bug caused messages like:
    | Couldn't determine base address of linux-vdso32.so.1
    | Couldn't load ELF object linux-vdso32.so.1: No such file or directory

*** Temporary files are wiped properly after the test suite has been run
*** Parsing typedefs with common prefix now works as it should
    More exactly, if there were typedefs X and XY (in this order), and
    a reference was made to X, ltrace would match XY instead.

** Cofiguration Files
*** The following prototypes in ltrace.conf were added or updated
    __ctype_get_mb_cur_max, __endmntent, __getmntent_r, __setmntent,
    a64l, abort, abs, addmntent, getmntent_r, hasmntopt, inet_addr,
    inet_aton, inet_lnaof, inet_makeaddr, inet_netof, inet_network,
    inet_ntoa, kill, l64a, labs, memcpy, memmove, setlocale,
    sigaction, sigaddset, sigandset, sigdelset, sigemptyset,
    sigfillset, sigisemptyset, sigismember, signal, sigorset,
    sigpending, sigprocmask, sigsuspend.

*** Duplicate typedefs are now guarded against
*** It's now possible to define recursive structures
    Please read ltrace.conf(5) man page, chapter "recursive
    structures", to learn about this new feature.

*** New lens "bitvec" is available
    This allows displaying various data types as bit vectors.  Please
    read ltrace.conf(5) to learn more.

*** Octal lens renamed to "oct"
    For reasons of consistency with "hex".  "octal" is still valid and
    will be for forseeable future.

*** The hex lens can now format floating point arguments

* Version 0.7.0 [2012-11-09 Fri]
** Tracing
*** Full support for tracing multi-threaded processes

    Ltrace now understands thread groups, and it stops all threads
    before manipulating breakpoints.  The downside is that performance
    of multi-threaded processes is rather bad, because handling any
    event implies stopping the whole job.  The upside is that
    individual threads don't get random SIGILL's and SIGSEGV's and
    events are not missed.

*** Support for tracing inter-library calls

    -e and -x were extended to allow library selectors.  See the man
    page for details.

*** Better support for parameter passing ("fetch backend")

    This version brings more complete support for parameter passing,
    including passing structures in registers, passing double on i386,
    and other edge cases that were not handled correctly before.  The
    following architectures now have implementation of fetch backend:
    i386, x86_64, ppc, ppc64, ia64, s390, s390x, m68k.

*** Awareness of deny_ptrace SELinux boolean

    The deny_ptrace boolean denies all processes from being able to
    use ptrace to manipulate other processes.  Ltrace now understands
    that this boolean exists, and recommends turning it off, if it is
    on and ltrace fails to attach to a process.

*** Limited support for tracing returns from tail call functions
*** -e, -x and -l selectors now allow using globs and regular expressions

    See the man page for details of the selector syntax.  This changes
    the way -x and -l behave with respect to tracing libraries opened
    by dlopen:

    - In 0.6.0, only those -x symbols that were unmatched in main
      binary were used to search through symbol table of libraries
      opened with dlopen.  In 0.7.0, -x and -e are applied uniformly
      to each mapped binary: the main binary, dependent DSO's, and any
      dlopened libraries.

    - In 0.6.0, -l argument was a filename to open and inspect.  In
      0.7.0, -l is a glob expression matched against each mapped
      binary.

*** -g command line option dropped

    This option was introduced in 0.6.0 with the meaning identical to
    -L, which should be used instead.

*** Test suite can now be run under valgrind

    Use --enable-valgrind to turn this on.

*** [ppc] Support both BSS and secure PLTs for 32-bit processes
*** [mips] Implement software singlestepping
*** [mips] Add support for CPIC main programs
*** Support tracing PIE binaries

** Configuration Files

*** New abstraction: parameter pack

    Parameter packs describe zero or more of actual arguments, whose
    type can be determined in runtime.  The only parameter pack
    currently implemented is "format" for decoding printf-style format
    strings.

    In future, it should be relatively straightforward to add more
    parameter packs for functions like execl, and others.

*** New expression: zero

    When used in array length expressions, it means "this array ends
    at the first element with zero value".  C strings are essentially
    array(char, zero)*.

*** Lenses: change the way that underlying type is rendered

    Lenses are used similarly to parametrized types, e.g.:
    | void func(lens(int)); |

**** octal

     "octal", which used to be a separate type, is now lens, which can
     be used to render any underlying type in base 8.  Plain "octal"
     is still valid and means the same thing as "octal(int)".

**** hex, hide, bool

     Similarly, "hex" lens was introduced to format as base 16.
     "hide" was introduced to conceal given argument.  "bool" lens was
     added to format objects as either true, or false.

**** enum

     "enum" became lens as well.  Because enum already uses
     parentheses to denote the list of enumeration values, the
     underlying type is selected by square brackets:

     | void func(enum[short](RED,GREEN,BLUE)); |

**** string

     "string" was also turned to lens.  The argument can be either a
     char*, or pointer to array of char, or array of char.  The latter
     is useful in cases like the following:

     | void func_struct_2(struct(string(array(char, 6)))); |

*** Misspelling of "int" as "itn" temporarily accepted, but deprecated

    Pre-0.7 ltrace shipped a buggy version of ltrace.conf that
    contained the following prototype:

    | itn acl_valid(addr); |

    To support extant versions of ltrace.conf, that use is now
    considered valid, and "itn" is a synonym of "int".  It is however
    deprecated, and will produce a warning in future.

*** Using void as top-level function argument now deprecated

    Functions that take no arguments shouldn't pretend to take one
    parameter of void type.  For example the following:

    | int fork(void); |

    ... should be declared like this:

    | int fork(); |

    To support extant versions of ltrace.conf, that use is now
    considered valid.  It is however deprecated, and will produce a
    warning in future.

*** Using void to hide one argument is now obsolete

    Ltrace needs to know the exact underlying type to decide what the
    calling convention is.  The use of void to mean "hide this
    argument", such as the following example, is therefore obsolete:

    | void func(void, array(int, arg1)); |

    Instead, rewrite the prototype depending on the exact underlying
    type:

    | void func(hide(int), array(int, arg1));  |
    | void func(hide(long), array(int, arg1)); |

    To support extant versions of ltrace.conf, this use is still
    accepted, and "void" is taken to mean "hide(int)".  It is however
    obsolete, produces a warning, and will be removed in future.

** Documentation

*** New manual page ltrace.conf(5)
*** README, INSTALL brought up to date
*** New file CREDITS with a list of contributors

** Bugfixes

*** Fix detaching from a process

    Earlier, a process that ltrace detached from would sometimes die
    of SIGSEGV, SIGTRAP, or SIGILL.  These were caused by ltrace
    detaching from the process just after that process hit a
    breakpoint.  Program counter would thus be left pointing
    mid-instruction, or signals would be left pending.

*** Argument to -n is now checked for validity
*** Fix tracing across exec in a stripped binary
*** [x86] ORIG_RAX/ORIG_EAX may not contain original syscall number

    In cases where the system call shouldn't be restarted, these are
    set to -1.  In that case assume that the return is from the
    topmost syscall.  This gets rid of some "unexpected breakpoint"
    messages on x86_64 and i386.

*** [ppc] Fix races in tracing -e events in 64-bit processes

    On ppc, the contents of PLT table change after the first call.
    Ltrace used to handle this by reinserting the (now overwritten)
    breakpoint after the function returns.  This introduced a window
    where calls to the same function from the same binary (either a
    recursive calls, or calls from another thread) weren't traced.
    This is fixed as of 0.7.0.

    As a side effect, events requested via -e now only hit when a PLT
    call is made, which is consistent with other architectures.

*** [ppc] Allow stepping over lwarx instruction

** Known bugs

*** [arm] Tracing is not supported at all on ARM

    ltrace might work on older kernels, but no attempt was made to
    fully support it.  Newer kernels don't support PTRACE_SINGLESTEP,
    which ltrace depends on.  Before singlestepping is implemented in
    software, ARM is considered unsupported.

* Version 0.6.0 [2011-01-06 Thu]

** General Features

*** Use autotools for building
*** New option -b: disables output of signals received by the tracee
*** New option -w: print stack trace of events

    Pass --with-libunwind to configure to enable the feature.  This
    requires libunwind.

*** Support tracing of symbols from libraries opened with dlopen

    These symbols are selected by -x.

** Architecture-specific Changes

*** Various fixes for MIPS and PowerPC
*** Support for ARM Thumb mode
*** Implement fetching of 5th and further function arguments on s390
*** Support fork/exec syscalls on 31-bit s390
*** Support for float and double arguments on x86_64
*** Fixes for return arguments (after '+') in nested calls on x86_64

* License
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Copyright (C) 2012 Petr Machata <pmachata@redhat.com>
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