Re: [patch 2/3] regset IA64 implementation

From: Shaohua Li <>
Date: 2008-02-28 15:20:13
On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 12:49 -0800, Roland McGrath wrote:
> Thanks for this work, I'm very glad to see it!
> The regset layouts look right to me.  Note that for full parity with native
> x86, the ia32 view set needs to add NT_386_TLS too.  
ok, I added.
> It is up to ia64 to decide how the innards should look.  
> However, I do have a few suggestions.
> Firstly, I would recommend splitting this into a few more separate patches.
> e.g. define CORE_DUMP_USE_REGSET in a separate patch after adding the
> user_regset accessors.  This makes it easier to isolate problems quickly
> should any arise later on, using git-bisect.
> The writeback hook should use TIF_RESTORE_RSE.  If I understand correctly,
> calling ia64_sync_user_rbs without regard to TIF_RESTORE_RSE might actually
> break things.  It's certainly suboptimal.  Ideally, when TIF_RESTORE_RSE is
> already set, you shouldn't even call into unw_*.  ia64_ptrace_stop is
> nearly correct as the writeback hook already, it just needs to handle both
> current and non-current task arguments.
Ha, I forgot this, thanks for the reminder.


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