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Subjectpreemption counter havoc on kgdb-taken faults (was: kgdb Bad IO access)
Jason Wessel wrote:
> The only place I could foresee that kgdb could be eating extra cycles in
> the runtime case is from the die_notifier processing. Any kind of
> exception such as a page fault, trap etc... will have a few extra ops
> and checks of variables so as to determine if the debugger should take
> the exception. It looks to me like it would even benefit to add the
> check at the top of the notify hook for kgdb to exit immediately if the
> debugger is not attached.
>
> I have contemplated making some changes to KGDB so as to make the
> registration to the die_notifier to be dynamic with attaching and
> detaching of the debugger. If this is done, I would also make a change
> to allow for the case where the kernel would wait for the debugger to
> attach on any fatal fault.

At this chance... Reminds me that this old issue still seems to be
unsolved in current kgdb:

http://www.mail-archive.com/kgdb-bugreport@lists.sourceforge.net/msg00442.html

I'm only looking at that spot in kgdb right now and /may/ oversee new
border conditions elsewhere. But my feeling is there are none.

Jan (looking forward to see kgdb merged)

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