Re: [Kgdb-bugreport] [PATCH] Kill kgdb_serial

From: Amit S. Kale
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 23:50:09 EST

On Friday 12 Mar 2004 4:23 am, George Anzinger wrote:
> Tom Rini wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 01:33:40PM -0800, George Anzinger wrote:
> >>Tom Rini wrote:
> >>>>I am afraid I don't quite understand what he was saying other than
> >>>> early init stuff. On of the problems with trying early init stuff, by
> >>>> the way, is that a lot of things depend on having alloc up and that
> >>>> happens rather late in the game.
> >>>
> >>>I assume you aren't talking about kgdb stuff here (or what would be the
> >>>point of going so early) but I believe he was talking about allowing for
> >>>stuff that could be done early, to be done early.
> >>
> >>One of the issues with the UART set up is registering the interrupt
> >> handler with the kernel. It will fail if alloc is not up. The -mm
> >> patch does two things with this. a) It tries every getchar to register
> >> the interrupt handler, and b) it has a module init entry to register it.
> >> This last will happen late in the bring up and is safe. a) is there to
> >> get it ASAP if you are actually using kgdb during the bring up.
> >
> > There's two ways to look at this.
> > - All the more reason to acknowledge that the earliest you can safely
> > get into KGDB is point X, where X is where alloc works,
> Just to get ^C to work? I would rather give it up entirely!
> mappings done
> > if needed, etc, etc, and IFF we change things slightly in kgdboe so
> > that it can call kgdb_schedule_breakpoint() if it needs to as an
> > initial break, and handle setting kgdb_serial to the serial driver in
> > kgdb_arch_init, or something, and remove all of the extra kludges to
> > get us a few lines / function calls earlier on.
> > - More and more special cases.
> How about a command line set up ASAP which calls a driver entry to do the
> break. The driver being serial does it NOW, but being some thing that needs
> additional resources, just sets a flag to break when it gets them and
> returns. Seems rather simple.

Sounds good. We have already agreed the need for early command line argument
processing in another thread.

Should do this as soon as lite version goes into the kernel.

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