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Re: ppc32 debugging ppc64, part 1

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 05:50:47AM -0700, Richard Henderson wrote:
> This is just enough modifications to not immediately fail 
> debugging a 64-bit process from a 32-bit debugger.

> 	* ppc-linux-nat.c (PTRACE_XFER_TYPE): Set to long.

You don't need this; PTRACE_TYPE_RET should work OK.  We get that from
autoconf (even if the autoconf bits are a bit broken on Linux at the
moment, they'll choose long anyway).

> 	(ppc_register_u_addr): Compute wordsize correctly for 64-bit target.
> 	(ptrace_read_u, ptrace_write_u): New.
> 	(fetch_register): Simplify.  Use PPC_PTRACE_PEEKUSR_3264 when needed.
> 	(store_register): Similarly with PPC_PTRACE_POKEUSR_3264.
> 	(default_xfer_partial, ppc32_linux_xfer_partial): New.
> 	(_initialize_ppc_linux_nat): Use them.

The rest of this I'm basically OK with, although it needs to go past
Kevin or Andrew.

I think it's safe to do away with the syscalls; the current userspace
ptrace interface where glibc has to special-case PEEKTEXT/PEEKDATA/PEEKUSER
is nasty enough, so I'm willing to declare glibc broken if it is ever
"fixed" to handle the PEEK*_3264 operations specially.  Just my two

Daniel Jacobowitz
CodeSourcery, LLC

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