Re: [KGDB PATCH][7/7] Move debugger_entry()

From: Tom Rini
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 17:29:46 EST

On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 01:24:59PM -0800, George Anzinger wrote:
> Amit S. Kale wrote:
> >On Wednesday 03 Mar 2004 6:38 am, George Anzinger wrote:
> >
> >>Amit S. Kale wrote:
> >>
> >>>OK to checkin.
> >>>
> >>>-Amit
> >>>
> >>>On Saturday 28 Feb 2004 3:24 am, Tom Rini wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>Hello. When we use kgdboe, we can't use it until do_basic_setup() is
> >>>>done. So we have two options, not allow kgdboe to use the initial
> >>>>breakpoint or move debugger_entry() to be past the point where kgdboe
> >>>>will be usable. I've opted for the latter, as if an earlier breakpoint
> >>>>is needed you can still use serial and throw
> >>>>kgdb_schedule_breakpoint/breakpoint where desired.
> >>>>
> >>>>--- linux-2.6.3-rc4/init/main.c 2004-02-17 09:51:19.000000000 -0700
> >>>>+++ linux-2.6.3-rc4-kgdb/init/main.c 2004-02-17
> >>>>11:33:51.854388988 -0700
> >>>>@@ -581,6 +582,7 @@ static int init(void * unused)
> >>>>
> >>>> smp_init();
> >>>> do_basic_setup();
> >>>>+ debugger_entry();
> >>
> >>It would be nice to not need this. Could it be a side effect of
> >>configuring the interface or some such so we don't have to patch
> >>init/main.c
> >
> >
> >I attempted doing this when I was trying to code a netpoll independent
> >ethernet interface. I couldn't do without it. I needed one hook to kgdb in
> >init to mark completion of smp_init. If an interface was ready, that hook
> >called breakpoint. A similar hook was placed in interface initialization
> >code, it called breakpoint, if kgdb core was ready on account of smp_init
> >completion.
> >
> I guess the real question is why do you need to wait so long? What is it
> that needs to be done prior to this call?

For kgdboe, you need to wait for the ethernet driver, networking, etc.
Without going and trying to do some big special case, that's when it has
to be, for kgdboe.

For serial, esp if you make kgdb_arch_init() handle kgdb_serial pointer,
it can happen much earlier. In fact, in that case you could probably
throw breakpoint() in as first line of C (PPC32) or close to it (some
mappings needed i386, sh, others, generally speaking).

Tom Rini
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