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From: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
To: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky@gmail.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Jason Wessel <jason.wessel@windriver.com>
Subject: Re: [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 18:48:44 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47AC95FC.5090701@siemens.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <p73ejbn2xk2.fsf@bingen.suse.de>

Andi Kleen wrote:
>> kgdb? Not so interesting. We have many more hard problems happening at 
>> user sites, not in developer hands.
> 
> The other problem with the current kgdb code is that it has some serious
> problems. e.g. it reinvents various kernel interfaces that already
> exist -- one example is that it adds new notify_die()s just to reimplement
> the standard __ex_table exceptions in a bogus way.

/me was once wondering as well why kgdb installs a seconds way of
handling (its own) faults. Jason explained to me that this approach is
more robust against corruption along the normal fix-up path. Maybe he
can elaborate better than I why this is useful (or what real-life bug
once encouraged the current design).

> Couple of other issues. So even if it was a good idea to merge the
> code is not really fully in merge shape anyways.

If you recall the issues (and they are still present), it would be nice
to have them listed. kgdb suffered a lot from historic cruft, but we
already remove at least some of it over the last patching rounds.
Whatever remains should be addressed ASAP.

Jan

-- 
Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, CT SE 2
Corporate Competence Center Embedded Linux

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-08 17:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-30  1:15 Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31  0:33 ` x86 arch updates also broke s390 Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31  9:34   ` Martin Schwidefsky
2008-01-31 10:24     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 12:37       ` Nick Piggin
2008-02-01  9:48     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-01  9:52       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-01  9:54       ` Martin Schwidefsky
2008-02-01 10:02         ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 15:57 ` [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25 Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 16:00   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:04     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:12     ` Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 16:15       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:21         ` WANG Cong
2008-01-31 16:24         ` Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 16:46           ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:52             ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2008-01-31 16:29         ` sparc compile error caused by x86 arch updates Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 16:50           ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2008-01-31 17:43             ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 17:55               ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2008-01-31 18:21               ` Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 18:38                 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-05  2:36 ` [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25 Maxim Levitsky
2008-02-05  3:27   ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-05  4:11     ` Phil Oester
2008-02-05  4:54       ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-06 12:08         ` Jan Kiszka
2008-02-07 20:00           ` Daniel Phillips
2008-02-08  4:48       ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-08  9:51         ` Jan Kiszka
2008-02-05 17:45     ` John Stoffel
2008-02-05 17:52       ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-02-08 18:24         ` Bernhard Kaindl
2008-02-08 19:38           ` remote DMA via FireWire (was Re: [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25) Stefan Richter
2008-02-07 19:20     ` [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25 Daniel Phillips
2008-02-08 17:00     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-08 17:48       ` Jan Kiszka [this message]
2008-02-08 18:57         ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-08 21:28           ` [RFC][PATCH] KGDB: remove kgdb-own fault handling (was: Re: [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25) Jan Kiszka
2008-02-08 21:58             ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-08 22:16               ` [RFC][PATCH] KGDB: remove kgdb-own fault handling Jason Wessel
2008-02-09 14:11 ` [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25 Amit Shah
2008-02-10 12:30   ` Jiri Kosina
2008-02-12  7:16     ` Amit Shah
2008-02-13  8:56       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-13 10:19         ` Amit Shah
2008-02-06  2:28 David Cullen

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