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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/15] powerpc/watchpoint: Preparation for more than one watchpoint
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On 3/18/20 6:22 PM, Ravi Bangoria wrote:
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>
> On 3/16/20 8:35 PM, Christophe Leroy wrote:
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>>
>> Le 09/03/2020 à 09:57, Ravi Bangoria a écrit :
>>> So far, powerpc Book3S code has been written with an assumption of only
>>> one watchpoint. But future power architecture is introducing second
>>> watchpoint register (DAWR). Even though this patchset does not enable
>>> 2nd DAWR, it make the infrastructure ready so that enabling 2nd DAWR
>>> should just be a matter of changing count.
>>
>> Some book3s (e300 family for instance, I think G2 as well) already have a DABR2 in addition to DABR.
>> Will this series allow to use it as well ?
>
> I wasn't aware of that. I'll take a look at their specs and check if they
> can piggyback on this series for 2nd DABR.

There are some differences between G2/e300 DABRs and Book3S DAWRs. G2/e300
DABRs provides some functionalities like "Match if EA less/greater than DABR",
"combined mode" etc. are not present with DAWRs. DBCR on G2/e300 also provides
which DABR caused the exception. So this series might not directly allow to
use DABR2 but, I guess, it should work as base infrastructure.

Ravi

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