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Re: RFA: New port: ia64-hp-openvms - the stub

On 02/21/2012 04:30 PM, Tristan Gingold wrote:
> On Feb 14, 2012, at 7:08 PM, Pedro Alves wrote:

>> I couldn't really tell, but you may want to consider looking into xml target
>> descriptions.  At least reporting a description with the openvms osabi would
>> be good.
> I plan to fix the register issue soon, just be patient !

I am.  :-)  A description with at least the osabi is good so that gdb
knows the target's osabi even if the user doesn't supply an executable.

>>> +#if 1
>>> +      /* What a mess.  Gdb and linux expects bsp to point after the current
>>> +         register frame.  Adjust.  */
>> What does this mean?  Are we committing to a hack that will make our
>> lives hard when we want to fix it?
> I have updated the comment.  Currently, ia64-tdep.c follows the Linux convention, and we don't want to change that.  So the BSP has to be adjusted.

Why don't we want to change it?

It'd be good if the basics of using the stub were documented in
the manual.

In any case, this is okay.

Pedro Alves

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