AltiVec register ptrace support

Paul Mackerras paulus at
Mon Dec 17 08:11:10 EST 2001

Andrew Cagney writes:

> The Linux/PPC kernel supports PEEK/POKE for fetching registers.  The
> proposed Kernel interface _consistently_ extends that interface using
> the exact same mechanims to obtain the altivec regiters.  All the
> required changes for this have been posted and have been demonstrated to
> work.
> Separate to that, it has been _proposed_ that the PPC ptrace() interface
> be changed so that get/set reg for all register classes be added
> (incomplete patch posted).  Isn't this separate to the problem at hand?

If we are going to add a get/set reg interface for the altivec vector
registers, I would rather not extend the peek/poke interface to do
that as well.


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