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SubjectRe: [Kgdb-bugreport] [PATCH] Kill kgdb_serial
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On Friday 12 Mar 2004 5:16 am, George Anzinger wrote:
> Tom Rini wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 02:53:34PM -0800, George Anzinger wrote:
> >>Tom Rini wrote:
> >>>On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 01:33:40PM -0800, George Anzinger wrote:
> >>>>Tom Rini wrote:
> >>>>>>I am afraid I don't quite understand what he was saying other than
> >>>>>>early init stuff. On of the problems with trying early init stuff,
> >>>>>> by the way, is that a lot of things depend on having alloc up and
> >>>>>> that happens rather late in the game.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>I assume you aren't talking about kgdb stuff here (or what would be
> >>>>> the point of going so early) but I believe he was talking about
> >>>>> allowing for stuff that could be done early, to be done early.
> >>>>
> >>>>One of the issues with the UART set up is registering the interrupt
> >>>>handler with the kernel. It will fail if alloc is not up. The -mm
> >>>> patch does two things with this. a) It tries every getchar to
> >>>> register the interrupt handler, and b) it has a module init entry to
> >>>> register it. This last will happen late in the bring up and is safe.
> >>>> a) is there to get it ASAP if you are actually using kgdb during the
> >>>> bring up.
> >>>
> >>>There's two ways to look at this.
> >>>- All the more reason to acknowledge that the earliest you can safely
> >>> get into KGDB is point X, where X is where alloc works,
> >>
> >>Just to get ^C to work? I would rather give it up entirely!
> >>
> >>> mappings done
> >>> if needed, etc, etc, and IFF we change things slightly in kgdboe so
> >>> that it can call kgdb_schedule_breakpoint() if it needs to as an
> >>> initial break, and handle setting kgdb_serial to the serial driver in
> >>> kgdb_arch_init, or something, and remove all of the extra kludges to
> >>> get us a few lines / function calls earlier on.
> >>>- More and more special cases.
> >>
> >>How about a command line set up ASAP which calls a driver entry to do the
> >>break. The driver being serial does it NOW, but being some thing that
> >> needs additional resources, just sets a flag to break when it gets them
> >> and returns. Seems rather simple.
> >
> > This sounds a lot like what I passed along from dwmw2 a week ago. :)
>
> Must be something wrong here. We seem to be agreeing :)

You bet!

-Amit

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