AltiVec register ptrace support
kumar.gala at motorola.com
Fri Jan 11 05:58:48 EST 2002
Can you please make a decision regarding which version (or both) of the
AltiVec ptrace support should go into the kernel.
The two patches are available here:
The change is holding up altivec support for gdb.
On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> 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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