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Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:32:10 +0100
From: Yao Qi <>
To: Mark Rutland <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/11] ARMv8.3 pointer authentication userspace support

On 19/07/17 17:01, Mark Rutland wrote:
> If authentication fails, bits are set in the pointer such that it is guaranteed
> to cause a fault if used.

How does user space know the fault is caused by authentication fail?
When GDB is debugging a program, and it failed in pointer
authentication, I assume GDB only knows that the program receives signal
SIGSEGV, but how does GDB or user know why does the program get SIGSEGV?
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