Re: [RFC Patch 1/9] Introducing generic hardware breakpointhandler interfaces

From: K.Prasad
Date: Mon Oct 20 2008 - 05:52:50 EST

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 05:33:40AM -0400, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> I'd just like to point out that not all hardware breakpoints
> involve addresses. For example:
> The OLPC XO uses an x86 processor called the Geode.
> It supports a breakpoint that traps based on the opcode.
> For example, one could set it to trap on arpl instructions.

We should be able to handle such unique requirements by introducing a
new type of breakpoints (similar to HW_BREAKPOINT_EXECUTE,


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