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PSA: Formalizing the glibc<->gdb probe-based interface.
- From: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 15:22:12 -0500
- Subject: PSA: Formalizing the glibc<->gdb probe-based interface.
I don't plan to fix this right now, but I thought I'd kick off
a discussion on the topic so I can go back to this when we think
about fixing it.
All we have in glibc right now is a text file:
We should promote this to the glibc manual and document
the interface as something for which we provide ABI promises
e.g. the probes won't go away.
We document *other* probes in manual/probes.texi, but we should
add a section for stable guaranteed probes, and discuss a way
to deprecate the probes should we ever need to do that.