Re: kgdb for mainline kernel: core-lite [patch 1/3]

From: Amit S. Kale
Date: Wed Mar 10 2004 - 23:59:35 EST

On Wednesday 10 Mar 2004 8:57 pm, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 01:36:05PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > > Yes. But as things stand, gdb 6.0 doesn't show stack traces correctly
> > > with esp and eip got from switch_to and gas 2.14 can't handle i386
> > > dwarf2 CFI. Do we want to enforce getting a CVS version of gdb _and_
> > > gas to build kgdb? Certainly not.
> >
> > binutils 2.15 should be released soon anyways AFAIK. And for x86-64 this
> > all works just fine (as demonstrated by Jim's/George's stub), so please
> > get rid of it at least for x86-64. I really don't want user_schedule
> > there, because it's completely unnecessary.
> I think more importantly, it's probably going to be one of those ugly
> things that will make it so much harder to get it into Linus' tree. So
> lets just say it'll require gdb 6.1 / binutils 2.15 for KGDB to work
> best.

If we are enforcing this we need to do it correctly: is there any way to check
from source code whether binutils version is correct (even a gas check will


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