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SubjectRe: [discuss] Re: kgdb for x86_64 2.6 kernels
Matt Mackall wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 01:26:46PM -0800, George Anzinger wrote:
>>>Serial interface should be configurable independent of kgdb and may not be
>>>configured if ethernet interface is configured. Serial interface is far
>>>simpler hence superior for debugging purposes. If it's available, using
>>>ethernet interface is out of question. Ethernet interface can be used when
>>>serial hardware isn't present or is being used for some other purposes.
>>I rather think that the serial inteface should be the fall back unless the
>>user has told us at configure time that it is not available. I am not
>>prepared to make a statment that it is better than eth. The eth intface
>>should be much faster, but it has its fingers into a large part of the
>>kernel that MAY be the subject of the current session. Thus, I think that
>>eth may be better, IF one is clearly not involved in debugging those areas
>>of the kernel. (Which, by the way, we need to enumerate at some point.)
> I have in mind creating some other interfaces that will be on a par
> with serial for early boot availability. So lets not frame this in
> terms of eth vs serial. We can throw a priority int in the config
> interface, stuff that in the plug struct, and pick whichever one's
> highest and claims to be currently available.
Right. I had hoped that we might one day be able to use the USB and I am sure
there are others.

George Anzinger
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