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Re: [PATCH 2/2] Involve gdbarch in taking DWARF register pieces
- From: Andreas Arnez <arnez at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com>
- To: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Ulrich Weigand <uweigand at de dot ibm dot com>, gdb-patches at sourceware dot org, Ulrich Weigand <Ulrich dot Weigand at de dot ibm dot com>
- Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:53:44 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] Involve gdbarch in taking DWARF register pieces
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- References: <20160415180943 dot 4FEE857EE at oc7340732750 dot ibm dot com> <571134CD dot 8080507 at redhat dot com>
On Fri, Apr 15 2016, Pedro Alves wrote:
> Could we have some comment somewhere on what a "part" is?
> This comment isn't very enlightening, IMHO:
> +# Locate a part of size LEN within register *REGNUM, possibly overwriting
> +# *REGNUM. Return the offset of the part within the (possibly adjusted)
> +# register.
> +m:int:register_part:int len, int *regnum:len, regnum::default_register_part::0
> Reading this in isolation I have no idea what it's for. I skimmed the patch
> and didn't find any. Sorry if it's there and I missed it.
Hm, I used the word "part" to imply a slightly more general meaning than
the DWARF term "piece". But that may actually be counterproductive...
So how about renaming the method to "register_piece" and then adjusting
the comment like this:
Determine the placement of a DWARF piece (DW_OP_piece) of size LEN
within register *REGNUM, possibly overwriting *REGNUM. Return the
offset of the piece within the (possibly adjusted) register. This
method also applies when interpreting a register as a LEN-sized type.
Does this help?