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2013-04-18powerpc/ptrace: Add DAWR debug feature info for userspaceMichael Neuling1-0/+1
This adds new debug feature information so that the DAWR can be identified by userspace tools like GDB. Unfortunately the DAWR doesn't sit nicely into the current description that ptrace provides to userspace via struct ppc_debug_info. It doesn't allow for specifying that only some ranges are possible or even the end alignment constraints (DAWR only allows 512 byte wide ranges which can't cross a 512 byte boundary). After talking to Edjunior Machado (GDB ppc developer), it was decided this was the best approach. Just mark it as debug feature DAWR and tools like GDB can internally decide the constraints. Signed-off-by: Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au>
2012-11-15powerpc/hw-breakpoint: Use generic hw-breakpoint interfaces for new PPC ↵K.Prasad1-0/+16
ptrace flags PPC_PTRACE_GETHWDBGINFO, PPC_PTRACE_SETHWDEBUG and PPC_PTRACE_DELHWDEBUG are PowerPC specific ptrace flags that use the watchpoint register. While they are targeted primarily towards BookE users, user-space applications such as GDB have started using them for BookS too. This patch enables the use of generic hardware breakpoint interfaces for these new flags. Apart from the usual benefits of using generic hw-breakpoint interfaces, these changes allow debuggers (such as GDB) to use a common set of ptrace flags for their watchpoint needs and allow more precise breakpoint specification (length of the variable can be specified). Mikey added: rebased and added dbginfo.features around #ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_HW_BREAKPOINT Signed-off-by: K.Prasad <prasad@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Acked-by: David Gibson <david@gibson.dropbear.id.au> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Signed-off-by: Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
2010-02-17powerpc: Extended ptrace interfaceDave Kleikamp1-0/+134
powerpc: Extended ptrace interface From: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Based on patches originally written by Torez Smith. Add a new extended ptrace interface so that user-space has a single interface for powerpc, without having to know the specific layout of the debug registers. Implement: PPC_PTRACE_GETHWDEBUGINFO PPC_PTRACE_SETHWDEBUG PPC_PTRACE_DELHWDEBUG Signed-off-by: Dave Kleikamp <shaggy@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Acked-by: David Gibson <dwg@au1.ibm.com> Cc: Torez Smith <lnxtorez@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Cc: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Kumar Gala <galak@kernel.crashing.org> Cc: Sergio Durigan Junior <sergiodj@br.ibm.com> Cc: Thiago Jung Bauermann <bauerman@br.ibm.com> Cc: linuxppc-dev list <Linuxppc-dev@ozlabs.org> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>

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