[PATCH 0/13] RFC ONLY - kdb for kgdb
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On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 04:23:07PM -0500, Jason Wessel wrote: > This patch series is a request for comments on several levels. > > 1) Do people find kdb useful? (See * and **) Yes. > 2) Would kdb folks be willing to use it if it was a front end to kgdb? Yes. > 3) Does kdb have a future in the mainline kernel? Well, if someone invest the effort to clean it up, cut it into small mergeable pieces and gets it done. > 4) Is this a reasonable approach to have some level of > unification to end up with a more robust kernel debugger? Sounds fine to me. > To get the most basic functionality, you only need the first 2 patches > in the series. The remainder of the patches go on to incrementally > add back some of the functionality that was removed from kdb. I made > an attempt to try to make the first part just the generic set of > changes required to get kdb working on 1 or more archs. Patch 1 still containes a lot random junk. E.g. all those meminfo and whatever hooks aren't required for a very basic kernel debugger.