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SubjectRe: No PTRACE_READDATA for archs other than SPARC?
On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 02:18:00PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Frank Schaefer <>
> Date: 20 May 2002 08:29:50 +0200
> On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 06:40, David S. Miller wrote:
> > Only Sparc implements this, that is correct.
> ... and that's the reason why GDB don't support follow-fork-mode for the
> intel pltform - right? ( I had a related thread on the gdb mailing list
> not soo long ago. )
> I can't see any reason why lack of PTRACE_READDATA prevents follow
> fork mode support in GDB.

It doesn't. Follow-fork support is possible now, with a speed hit, but
I am waiting for better kernel support; it should be forthcoming with
the task ornament-based debugging interface proposed some time ago.

> But then again the GDB maintainers are a
> bunch of pinheads so...

Hey, I resemble this remark.

Daniel Jacobowitz Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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