[PATCH] add Altivec/VMX state to coredumps

Kumar Gala galak at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Sep 25 22:39:14 EST 2007

On Sep 24, 2007, at 11:03 PM, Mark Nelson wrote:

> Update dump_task_altivec() (that has so far never been put to use)
> so that it dumps the Altivec/VMX registers (VR[0] - VR[31], VSCR
> and VRSAVE) in the same format as the ptrace get_vrregs() and add
> the appropriate glue typedefs and #defines to
> include/asm-powerpc/elf.h for it to work.

Is there some way to tell if the core dump has altivec registers  
state in it?

I'm wondering how we distinguish a core dump w/altivec state vs one  
with SPE state.

- k

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