Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: new ia64 kernel patch (relative to 2.5.69)

From: David Mosberger <davidm_at_napali.hpl.hp.com>
Date: 2003-05-13 10:25:58
>>>>> On Tue, 13 May 2003 10:01:00 +1000, Keith Owens <kaos@sgi.com> said:

  Keith> On Sun, 11 May 2003 00:02:50 +1000, Keith Owens
  Keith> <kaos@sgi.com> wrote:
  >> * Always save the return address in r28 in addition to b6 ...
  >> ... kernprof only gets the minstate data and it needs the return
  >> address to report the real contention code.

  Keith> Ignore that last bit, b6 is in pt_regs.  I don't know what I
  Keith> was thinking when I wrote that.  But the bit about not
  Keith> appearing in the INIT/MCA minstate dump still applies.

Then fix the dump.  There is certainly not a reason to change normal
kernel code because of something that (for ordinary users) happens
once in a blue moon, if ever.

	--david
Received on Mon May 12 17:27:31 2003

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