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Re: PSA: Formalizing the glibc<->gdb probe-based interface.
- From: Tom Tromey <tom at tromey dot com>
- To: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:13:04 -0700
- Subject: Re: PSA: Formalizing the glibc<->gdb probe-based interface.
- References: <email@example.com>
>>>>> "Carlos" == Carlos O'Donell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Carlos> We document *other* probes in manual/probes.texi, but we should
Carlos> add a section for stable guaranteed probes, and discuss a way
Carlos> to deprecate the probes should we ever need to do that.
Because probes are introspectable, it's actually better to remove them
than to change their semantics -- the tools can adapt more easily to
this. Of course it's good to have a transition period, or at least some
sort of warning.
As I recall we had some thoughts about ABI compatibility when adding the
probes; namely that it is ok to add arguments to the end, but not ok to
remove arguments or to change the meaning of existing arguments.