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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/39] NLKD - Novell Linux Kernel Debugger
Andi Kleen wrote:

>On Sunday 13 November 2005 03:53, jmerkey wrote:
>
>
>
>>Yes. This is the way to go. Use kdb as a base and instrument an
>>alternate debugger interface. You need to also find a good way to
>>allow GDB to work properly with alternate debuggers. At present, the
>>code in traps.c is mutually exclusive since embedded int3
>>breakpoints trigger in the kernel for gbd. This is busted.
>>
>>
>
>
>I don't think we'll support stacking multiple kernel debuggers (except
>for special cases like kprobes+another debugger). It's complicated
>and probably not worth it.
>
>-Andi
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I already instrumented an alternate debugger interface in MDB. It's not
complicated at all. Here's the code. All you
need to do is change two places. Add the alternate interface into kdb,
and fix the int3 contention problem with GDB. GDB
support with kdb action involves creating a callback into GDB signaling
the int3 POST kdb handling. In other words, keep
a table of breakpoints for int3 alternate debuggers they must register,
compare against this table and divert the int3 on this basis,
it is matches the table, send to the registered debugger entry point, if
it doesn't match, call the GDB handler and send it to
userspace. Seems simple. Here's part one. Someone else can write part 2.

Jeff
diff -Naur ./kdb/kdbmain.c ../linux-2.6.9-mdb/./kdb/kdbmain.c
--- ./kdb/kdbmain.c 2004-10-18 11:46:59.439535288 -0600
+++ ../linux-2.6.9-mdb/./kdb/kdbmain.c 2004-10-18 11:44:47.000000000
-0600
@@ -57,7 +57,12 @@
int kdb_seqno = 2; /* how many times kdb has been entered */

volatile int kdb_nextline = 1;
+
+#if defined(CONFIG_MDB)
+volatile int kdb_new_cpu; /* Which cpu to switch to */
+#else
static volatile int kdb_new_cpu; /* Which cpu to switch to */
+#endif

volatile int kdb_state[NR_CPUS]; /* Per cpu state */

@@ -1134,8 +1139,13 @@

extern char kdb_prompt_str[];

+#if defined(CONFIG_MDB)
static int
kdb_local(kdb_reason_t reason, int error, struct pt_regs *regs,
kdb_dbtrap_t db_result)
+#else
+int
+kdb_local(kdb_reason_t reason, int error, struct pt_regs *regs,
kdb_dbtrap_t db_result)
+#endif
{
char *cmdbuf;
int diag;
@@ -1676,6 +1686,27 @@
int result = 0; /* Default is kdb did not handle it */
int ss_event;
kdb_dbtrap_t db_result=KDB_DB_NOBPT;
+
+#if defined(CONFIG_MDB)
+ extern int AlternateDebuggerRoutine(kdb_reason_t reason, int
error,
+ struct pt_regs *ef);
+ if (!kdb_on)
+ return 0;
+
+ result = AlternateDebuggerRoutine(reason, error, regs);
+ switch (result)
+ {
+ case 1: // alternate debugger handled event
+ return 1;
+
+ case -1: // alternate debugger did not handle event
+ return 0;
+
+ default: // drop into kdb
+ break;
+ }
+#endif
+
atomic_inc(&kdb_event);

switch(reason) {
@@ -3016,6 +3047,40 @@
* Remarks:
*/

+#if defined (CONFIG_MDB)
+
+#include <linux/mdbglobals.h>
+
+void
+mdb_ps1(struct task_struct *p)
+{
+ DBGPrint("0x%p %8d %8d %d %4d %c 0x%p %c%s\n",
+ (void *)p, p->pid, p->parent->pid,
+ kdb_task_has_cpu(p), kdb_process_cpu(p),
+ (p->state == 0) ? 'R' :
+ (p->state < 0) ? 'U' :
+ (p->state & TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE) ? 'D' :
+ (p->state & TASK_STOPPED || p->ptrace & PT_PTRACED) ? 'T' :
+ (p->state & TASK_ZOMBIE) ? 'Z' :
+ (p->state & TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE) ? 'S' : '?',
+ (void *)(&p->thread),
+ (p == current) ? '*': ' ',
+ p->comm);
+ if (kdb_task_has_cpu(p)) {
+ struct kdb_running_process *krp = kdb_running_process +
kdb_process_cpu(p);
+ if (!krp->seqno || !krp->p)
+ DBGPrint(" Error: no saved data for this cpu\n");
+ else {
+ if (krp->seqno < kdb_seqno - 1)
+ DBGPrint(" Warning: process state is stale\n");
+ if (krp->p != p)
+ DBGPrint(" Error: does not match running process table
(0x%p)\n", krp->p);
+ }
+ }
+}
+
+#endif
+
void
kdb_ps1(struct task_struct *p)
{
@@ -3835,6 +3900,10 @@
void __init
kdb_init(void)
{
+#if defined(CONFIG_MDB)
+ extern void mdb_init(void);
+#endif
+
kdb_initial_cpu = smp_processor_id();
/*
* This must be called before any calls to kdb_printf.
@@ -3855,6 +3924,11 @@

kdb_cmd_init(); /* Preset commands from kdb_cmds */
kdb_initial_cpu = -1; /* Avoid recursion problems */
+
+#if defined(CONFIG_MDB)
+ mdb_init();
+#endif
+
kdb(KDB_REASON_SILENT, 0, 0); /* Activate any preset breakpoints
on boot cpu */
kdb_initial_cpu = smp_processor_id();
notifier_chain_register(&panic_notifier_list, &kdb_block);
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