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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 23/31] arm64: Debugging support
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 04:07:36PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 August 2012, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>
> > +const struct user_regset_view *task_user_regset_view(struct task_struct *task)
> > +{
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_AARCH32_EMULATION
> > + if (test_tsk_thread_flag(task, TIF_32BIT))
> > + return &user_aarch32_view;
> > +#endif
> > + return &user_aarch64_view;
> > +}
>
> Ah, nice. So you support 64 bit debuggers debugging 32 bit processes, right?

That should work if the debugger can deal with it, yes.

> From what I can tell, there is no support for 32 bit processes debugging
> 64 bit ones. Is that something you plan to add in the future, or do you
> consider that out of scope? In either case, a comment would be helpful.

That can't really work because the debugger won't be able to manipulate
child pointers properly without us adding a new ptrace interface (and then,
I still wonder about how feasible it really is). I can add a comment.

> > +long arch_ptrace(struct task_struct *child, long request,
> > + unsigned long addr, unsigned long data)
> > +{
> > + int ret;
> > + unsigned long *datap = (unsigned long __user *)data;
> > +
> > + switch (request) {
> > + case PTRACE_GET_THREAD_AREA:
> > + ret = put_user(child->thread.tp_value, datap);
> > + break;
> > +
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_HW_BREAKPOINT
> > + case PTRACE_GETHBPREGS:
> > + ret = ptrace_gethbpregs(child, addr, datap);
> > + break;
> > +
> > + case PTRACE_SETHBPREGS:
> > + ret = ptrace_sethbpregs(child, addr, datap);
> > + break;
> > +#endif
> > +
> > + default:
> > + ret = ptrace_request(child, request, addr, data);
> > + break;
> > + }
> > +
> > + return ret;
> > +}
>
> Is there a reaons why these are not regsets but have their own ptrace
> commands? I believe new architectures should generally not add ptrace
> commands any more.

I could probably add some regset wrappers about the hbp accessors (which we
have to keep for the compat ptrace interface). I'll have a think as it might
even make sense to have different regsets for breakpoints and watchpoints.

As for the the tls, is it worth having a regset with only one register?

Will


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