[v4][PATCH 0/7] powerpc/book3e: powerpc/book3e: make kgdb to work well

Tiejun Chen tiejun.chen at windriver.com
Mon Mar 11 22:02:39 EST 2013

This patchset is used to support kgdb/gdb on book3e.

Validated on p4080ds and p5040ds with test single step and breakpoint


* use DEFINE_PER_CPU to allocate kgdb's thread_info
* add patch 7 to make usre copy thread_info only !__check_irq_replay
* leave "andi.   r14,r11,MSR_PR" out of "#ifndef CONFIG_KGDB"
  since cr0 is still used lately.
* retest


* make work when enable CONFIG_RELOCATABLE
* fix one typo in patch,
  "powerpc/book3e: store critical/machine/debug exception thread info": 
	ld	r1,PACAKSAVE(r13);
    ->  ld	r14,PACAKSAVE(r13);
* remove copying the thread_info since booke and book3e always copy
  the thead_info now when we enter the debug exception, and so drop
  the v2 patch, "book3e/kgdb: Fix a single stgep case of lazy IRQ"


* Make sure we cover CONFIG_PPC_BOOK3E_64 safely
* Use LOAD_REG_IMMEDIATE() to load properly
	the value of the constant expression in load debug exception stack 
* Copy thread infor form the kernel stack coming from usr
* Rebase latest powerpc git tree

* Copy thread info only when we are from !user mode since we'll get kernel stack
  coming from usr directly.
* remove save/restore EX_R14/EX_R15 since DBG_EXCEPTION_PROLOG already covered
* use CURRENT_THREAD_INFO() conveniently to get thread.
* fix some typos
* add a patch to make sure gdb can generate a single step properly to invoke a
  kgdb state.
* add a patch to if we need to replay an interrupt, we shouldn't restore that
  previous backup thread info to make sure we can replay an interrupt lately
  with a proper thread info.
* rebase latest powerpc git tree

This patchset is used to support kgdb for book3e.

Tiejun Chen (7):
      powerpc/book3e: load critical/machine/debug exception stack
      powerpc/book3e: store critical/machine/debug exception thread info
      book3e/kgdb: update thread's dbcr0
      powerpc/book3e: support kgdb for kernel space
      kgdb/kgdbts: support ppc64
      powerpc/kgdb: use DEFINE_PER_CPU to allocate kgdb's thread_info
      book3e/kgdb: Fix a single stgep case of lazy IRQ

 arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64e.S |   68 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c            |   10 +++++
 arch/powerpc/kernel/kgdb.c           |   21 +++++++----
 drivers/misc/kgdbts.c                |    2 +
 4 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)


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