[PATCH 2/2] docs: disable KASLR when debugging kernel

From: Zhouyi Zhou
Date: Fri Jul 07 2017 - 03:14:38 EST

commit 6807c84652b0 ("x86: Enable KASLR by default") enables KASLR
by default on x86. While KASLR will confuse gdb which resolve kernel
symbol address from symbol table of vmlinux. We should turn off KASLR for
kernel debugging.

Signed-off-by: Zhouyi Zhou <zhouzhouyi@xxxxxxxxx>
Documentation/dev-tools/gdb-kernel-debugging.rst | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/gdb-kernel-debugging.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/gdb-kernel-debugging.rst
index 5e93c9b..fe2edcc 100644
--- a/Documentation/dev-tools/gdb-kernel-debugging.rst
+++ b/Documentation/dev-tools/gdb-kernel-debugging.rst
@@ -31,12 +31,13 @@ Setup
CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_REDUCED off. If your architecture supports
CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER, keep it enabled.

-- Install that kernel on the guest.
+- Install that kernel on the guest, turn off KASLR by adding "nokaslr" to
+ the kernel command line .
Alternatively, QEMU allows to boot the kernel directly using -kernel,
-append, -initrd command line switches. This is generally only useful if
you do not depend on modules. See QEMU documentation for more details on
- this mode.
+ this mode. In this case, you should build the kernel with

- Enable the gdb stub of QEMU/KVM, either