AltiVec register ptrace support

Kumar Gala kumar.gala at
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.


- kumar

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.
> Paul.

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