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SubjectRe: [Kgdb-bugreport] [KGDB][RFC] Send a fuller T packet
Tom Rini wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 03:28:45PM -0800, George Anzinger wrote:
>>Tom Rini wrote:
>>>Hello. Since a 'T' packet is allowed to send back information on an
>>>arbitrary number of registers, and on PPC32 we've always been including
>>>information on the stack pointer and program counter, I was wondering
>>>what people thought of the following patch:
>>>diff -u linux-2.6.3/include/asm-x86_64/kgdb.h
>>>--- linux-2.6.3/include/asm-x86_64/kgdb.h 2004-02-27
>>>11:30:37.445782703 -0700
>>>+++ linux-2.6.3/include/asm-x86_64/kgdb.h 2004-03-02
>>>14:42:47.854532793 -0700
>>>@@ -48,6 +48,10 @@
>>>/* Number of bytes of registers. */
>>>+#define PC_REGNUM _PC /* Program Counter */
>>>+#define SP_REGNUM _RSP /* Stack Pointer */
>>>+#define PTRACE_PC rip /* Program Counter, in ptrace regs. */
>>I would really like to keep this stuff out of kgdb.h since it may be
>>included by the user to pick up the BREAKPOINT() (which, by the way we
>>should standardize as I note that here it has () while not on the current
> It's BREAKPOINT() everywhere:
Yeah, something you changed? Oh well, I will just have to learn to put the "()"
in :)
> $ grep BREAKPOINT include/asm-*/kgdb.h
> include/asm-i386/kgdb.h:#define BREAKPOINT() asm(" int $3");
> include/asm-ppc/kgdb.h:#define BREAKPOINT() asm(".long 0x7d821008") /* twge r2, r2 */
> include/asm-x86_64/kgdb.h:#define BREAKPOINT() asm(" int $3");
>>Isn't there a kgdb_local.h which is used only by kdgd and friends? We
>>really do want to keep the name space as clean as possible to prevent
>>possible conflicts.
> The simple answer is you don't call BREAKPOINT() in your code anywhere.
> You call breakpoint() or kgdb_schedule_breakpoint().

Uh, why? Last I knew that was a real function. Most of the time I just want a
simple breakpoint. I surly don't want the register dumps and such that a
function call causes, not to mention that it may do something else that is not

> The split here is different in that <linux/kgdb.h> should be standalone
> (it's not, _yet_).

Yeah, but it will most likely include asm/kgdb.h....
> But this is all an aside to my question. :)

Right, my answer on that is if it reduces the line traffic yes, if not, no.
Because then it is just bloat.

George Anzinger
Preemption patch:

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