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Re: [PATCH] Fix sparc-*-linux register fetching/storing
>> That sounds like overkill. If you need to be doing sign/zero extension
>> stuff then I'd be looking at explicit calls to extract_signed_integer()
>> and/or extract_unsigned_integer() in the nat code.
>> A sequence like:
>> void *buf = alloca (MAX_REGISTER_RAW_SIZE);
>> regcache_collect (my reg, buf);
>> LONGEST val = extract_unsigned_integer (buf, REGISTER_RAW_SIZE(my reg));
>> store_unsigned_integer (dest, dest size, val);
>> should insulate it from the current problems.
> But won't we want this absolutely every time we extract a CORE_ADDR?
> And for that matter, I'm talking about getting a target memory address
> out of a register; is store_*signed_integer right for that? Is there
> an extract_pointer or so?
In *-nat.c? Now I'm confused :-)
Doesn't the *-nat.c file just copy raw register bytes between the
regcache and the /proc or ptrace() interface? The only complication I
could see is if someone used 32 bit ptrace calls to get the values for a
regcache that had space for 64 bit registers - the above code snipit
would handle that.
The reason for suggesting extract/store signed/unsigned integer is that
they have clear, machine independant, semantics that work on
uninterpreted (well apart from assuming they are integers :-) bytes.