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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 3/3] Process events biarch bug: New process events connector value
    Matt Helsley writes:

    > "Deprecate" existing Process Events connector interface
    > and add a new one that works cleanly on biarch platforms.
    > Any expansion of the previous event structure would break
    > userspace's ability to workaround the biarch incompatibility
    > problem. Hence this patch creates a new interface and generates
    > events (for both when necessary).

    I haven't yet seen a good explanation of what this is or does,
    but I suspect it may be useful for the "top" program or for a
    debugger. In either case, I am a highly interested party.
    I maintain top as part of the procps package. People pay me to
    hack on debuggers.

    Mind pointing me to some documentation and an explanation of why
    the feature was added? Is there a man page? (there should be)

    Perhaps there is no need to support 32-bit apps using this on
    64-bit systems. Obviously the 32-on-64 nonsense must include
    full debugger support (else you can't work on it very well),
    and I suppose there is a desire to support various proprietary
    bits of junk like the Flash player, but... there is a place to
    just draw the line.
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