[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.



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