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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] scripts/gdb: fix lx-version
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Hi Du,

Thank you for the updated patch,

On 17/10/2018 15:24, Du Changbin wrote:
> For current gdb version (has tested with 7.3 and 8.1), 'lx-version'
> only prints one character.
> (gdb) lx-version
> L(gdb)
>
> This can be fixed by casting 'linux_banner' as (char *).
> (gdb) lx-version
> Linux version 4.19.0-rc1+ (changbin@acer) (gcc version 7.3.0 (Ubuntu 7.3.0-16ubuntu3)) #21 SMP Sat Sep 1 21:43:30 CST 2018
>
> Signed-off-by: Du Changbin <changbin.du@gmail.com>

I'll update the upstream GDB bugzilla [0] regarding this issue - but I
think we need a workaround here, and this is it.

Fixes: 2d061d999424 ("scripts/gdb: add version command")
Reviewed-by: Kieran Bingham <kbingham@kernel.org>

And for reference, this already has an early LGTM from Jan as well.

[0] https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20077



> ---
> scripts/gdb/linux/proc.py | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/scripts/gdb/linux/proc.py b/scripts/gdb/linux/proc.py
> index 086d27223c0c..0aebd7565b03 100644
> --- a/scripts/gdb/linux/proc.py
> +++ b/scripts/gdb/linux/proc.py
> @@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ class LxVersion(gdb.Command):
>
> def invoke(self, arg, from_tty):
> # linux_banner should contain a newline
> - gdb.write(gdb.parse_and_eval("linux_banner").string())
> + gdb.write(gdb.parse_and_eval("(char *)linux_banner").string())
>
> LxVersion()


--
Regards
--
Kieran

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