[PATCH] add Altivec/VMX state to coredumps

Matt Sealey matt at genesi-usa.com
Wed Sep 26 04:00:26 EST 2007

Kumar Gala wrote:
> 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.

Sheer number of registers saved?

Why not put the PVR in core dumps that'd make it all easier..

Matt Sealey <matt at genesi-usa.com>
Genesi, Manager, Developer Relations

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