Re: [Linux-ia64] Exception handling and recovery

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2002-03-13 15:51:13
>>>>> On Wed, 13 Mar 2002 14:53:31 +1100, Keith Owens <> said:

  Keith> Unlike i386, the ia64 exception table code only recovers from
  Keith> invalid user space addresses.  kdb can get other faults which
  Keith> EX() does not currently allow recovery from.  Is there any
  Keith> reason why I should not add exception table handling to
  Keith> ia64_fault(), to generalize the fault recovery mechanism?

You mean kdb would do get_user() on a bad pointer, which triggers
ia64_fault() and then you want to search the exception table in
ia64_fault()?  I think it would be ok to do this (in the KDB patch).

Received on Tue Mar 12 20:52:45 2002

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