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Re: Remove m68k-elf special cases from gdb.trace
- From: Pedro Alves <pedro at codesourcery dot com>
- To: gdb-patches at sourceware dot org
- Cc: Stan Shebs <stan at codesourcery dot com>, Michael Snyder <msnyder at vmware dot com>
- Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:49:03 +0000
- Subject: Re: Remove m68k-elf special cases from gdb.trace
- References: <20091102012332.GA31878@caradoc.them.org> <4AF078EE.email@example.com>
On Tuesday 03 November 2009 18:39:42, Stan Shebs wrote:
> Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > Our tree has carried around (an older version of) this patch for some
> > time.
> > Once upon a distant past, when tracepoint support was first added, GDB
> > supported some sort of EMC device (probably a NAS or similar?) with an
> > m68k processor. It was a bit different from other GDB targets and the
> > main interest was tracepoints rather than full debugging. So bits
> > sprang up in the testsuite to accomodate this device.
> WP has some background at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMC_Symmetrix .
> Ironically, the original tracepoint project was motivated by EMC's
> PowerPC transition - the 68k bits were just for testing in the meantime.
> (IIRC EMC never used GDB for 68k-target debugging at all!) So there's
> nothing lost by ditching those bits, and it will clear the field for
> updating to modern setup.
gdb/agentexpr.texi has section "Tracing on Symmetrix" that I
think should be dropped as well.