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Re: [Patch, microblaze]: Port of Linux gdbserver

On 09/17/2014 07:16 AM, Ajit Kumar Agarwal wrote:

> From: Pedro Alves [] 
> On 09/16/2014 07:41 AM, Ajit Kumar Agarwal wrote:
>> This is needed as gdbserver code expects the register pc as "pc" instead of "rpc" for baremetel. The microblaze-linux-core.xml is changed from "rpc" to "pc" for gdbserver code to work.
>>> This doesn't make much sense to me.  Can you expand please?  Why would you want the register to be named differently on Linux?  We've defined the >>org.gnu.gdb.microblaze.core with "rpc", presumably because that's what the architecture calls that core register.
>>> Not reporting all the registers with the exact names GDB reports should be making GDB consider the description invalid.  Aren't you seeing that happen?
> In Microblaze gdbserver code linux-microblaze-low.c we have are passing the "pc" in supply_register_by_name and the baremetal org.gnu.gdb.microblaze.core its been defined as "rpc". Due to this in regcache.c where the find_regno function compares "pc" passed with "rpc" and reports failures. That is why we have create microblaze-linux-core.xml to have "pc" instead of "rpc".
> static void
> microblaze_set_pc (struct regcache *regcache, CORE_ADDR pc)
> {
>   unsigned long newpc = pc;
>   supply_register_by_name (regcache, "pc", &newpc);
> }

But that is port-specific code that you're adding with this patch.
So just write instead:

  supply_register_by_name (regcache, "rpc", &newpc);

Why wouldn't that work?  But maybe I'm missing something.

>>> Note nothing is done with valid_p.  It's write-only.  Compare with other ports, like arm-tdep.c or mips-tdep.c.
> Would look into this and will make the modification.


Pedro Alves

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