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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Additional kgdb hooks
On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 03:29:28PM -0800, George Anzinger wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > wrote:
> >
> >>The attached patch adds a couple of extra hooks by which kgdb or an
> >>equivalent
> >>gdbstub can catch bad_page() and panic() invocations.
> >
> >
> >Tom is valiantly flogging his way through a generic KGDB implementation. I
> >think it would be better to push ahead with that and to not put into
> >generic code hooks which are specific to one arch's kgdb implementation.
> IMNSHO the trap should be in dump_stack(). That way it catches a bunch of
> things all at once.

The hard question is how to do this cleanly. Perhaps changing things
slightly so that lib/dump_stack.c provides the 'true' dump_stack() (or
moving it to kernel/dump_stack.c) which calls a notify chain and then
arch_dump_stack() ?

> Also, panic has a notify option that kgdb should use just like everybody
> else.

This is a good idea, I'm surprised we didn't already do, so I've just
done it.

Tom Rini
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