Why do I get in gdb "Cannot access memory at address 0x..." while inspecting a core dump?


I get this message when I try to print the following line while analysing a core dump.

(gdb) p/x *($esi)
Cannot access memory at address 0xe6d3a030

I mention that the address pointed by %esi (0xe6d3a030) should point to some valid allocated data. ( when I run this program myself and break on the same instruction this print has some meaningful information )

What are the possible causes for this? Am I missing some info from the core dump?

If yes what information am I missing? Shouldn't the core dump contain a snapshot of all the allocated memory?

edit: when I use in gdb "maintenance info sections" command while the coredump is loaded I get the info presented bellow. I can see that the address 0xe6d3a030 is in the range 0xe6d00000->0xe6dfb000 at 0x0f5aa000: load93 ALLOC LOAD HAS_CONTENTS Doesn't this mean it was loaded?

(gdb) maintenance info sections 
Exec file:
    `/home/Administrator/Documents/coredump/myproc-debug-8.1.bin', file type elf32-i386.
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    0x804818c->0x80acd94 at 0x0000018c: .gnu.hash ALLOC LOAD READONLY DATA HAS_CONTENTS
    0x80acd94->0x8180d14 at 0x00064d94: .dynsym ALLOC LOAD READONLY DATA HAS_CONTENTS
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    0x83b5950->0x83b5980 at 0x0036d950: .init ALLOC LOAD READONLY CODE HAS_CONTENTS
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    0x83b6990->0x8d9771c at 0x0036e990: .text ALLOC LOAD READONLY CODE HAS_CONTENTS
    0x8d9771c->0x8d97738 at 0x00d4f71c: .fini ALLOC LOAD READONLY CODE HAS_CONTENTS
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Core file:
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asked on Stack Overflow Feb 15, 2013 by George • edited Feb 15, 2013 by George

1 Answer


that looks like an in-kernel memory reference to me (above 0xc0000000, assuming Linux and 32-bit process). To find out, check out /proc/{yourpid}/maps

Shouldn't the core dump contain a snapshot of all the allocated memory?

It should, but if something has corrupted your process' memory, you've got a snapshot of corrupted program state, and thus some garbage may be found where valid pointers are expected.

What are the possible causes for this? Am I missing some info from the core dump?

I note that when running a 32-bit executable on a 64-bit system, the full 4GB address space can be used by the process. e.g.

ia32kernel# pmap `pidof cat` 
004e8000    108K r-x--  /lib/ld-2.11.1.so
00503000      4K r----  /lib/ld-2.11.1.so
00504000      4K rw---  /lib/ld-2.11.1.so
006d3000   1380K r-x--  /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.11.1.so
0082c000      8K r----  /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.11.1.so
0082e000      4K rw---  /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.11.1.so
0082f000     12K rw---    [ anon ]
00f64000      4K r-x--    [ anon ]
08048000     48K r-x--  /bin/cat
08054000      4K r----  /bin/cat
08055000      4K rw---  /bin/cat


amd64kernel# pmap `pidof cat` 
0000000008048000     48K r-x--  /home/martin/cat
0000000008054000      4K r----  /home/martin/cat
0000000008055000      4K rw---  /home/martin/cat
0000000009e1d000    132K rw---    [ anon ]
00000000f766c000      4K rw---    [ anon ]
00000000f766d000   1280K r-x--  /lib32/libc-2.11.3.so
00000000f77ad000      4K -----  /lib32/libc-2.11.3.so
00000000f77ae000      8K r----  /lib32/libc-2.11.3.so
00000000f77b0000      4K rw---  /lib32/libc-2.11.3.so
00000000f77b1000     12K rw---    [ anon ]
00000000f77c0000      8K rw---    [ anon ]
00000000f77c2000      4K r-x--    [ anon ]
00000000f77c3000    112K r-x--  /lib32/ld-2.11.3.so
00000000f77df000      4K r----  /lib32/ld-2.11.3.so
00000000f77e0000      4K rw---  /lib32/ld-2.11.3.so

So if you're trying to inspect on a 32-bit machine a coredump that was captured on a 64-bit machine, those high-addresses libraries such as libc.so can't be mapped as expected even though the same 32-bit binary is used on both systems.

answered on Stack Overflow Feb 15, 2013 by PypeBros • edited Aug 29, 2016 by PypeBros

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