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Re: [rfc][1/3] Remote core file generation: BFD support

Mark Kettenis wrote:
> > The patch in addition implements the callback for ARM Linux.
> There's a bit of a problem with this diff.  You're installing the
> callback into the generic ARM vector, but the notes you're writing out
> are (almost certainly) Linux-specific.

Well, the routine is used to write notes named "CORE" with a note type
that is passed in as parameter (NT_PRPSINFO or NT_PRSTATUS).  I think
the only OS on ARM that uses this particular note name/type is Linux.
(OpenBSD for example uses completely different notes ...)

Do you know of any OS that uses a note of the same name and type,
but with different contents?

Interestingly enough, at the same place where I installed the new
routine, routines to *read* those core file notes were already present
(elf32_arm_nabi_grok_prstatus, elf32_arm_nabi_grok_psinfo).

Also, the PPC implementation of elf_backend_write_core_note is likewise
installed into the generic PowerPC vector.


  Dr. Ulrich Weigand
  GNU Toolchain for Linux on System z and Cell BE

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