AltiVec register ptrace support
paulus at samba.org
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
> 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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