RFA: AIX 64-bit mega-patch

Kevin Buettner kevinb@cygnus.com
Tue Jun 13 18:28:00 GMT 2000

On Jun 13,  9:13pm, Nick Duffek wrote:

> >Rather than messing with call dummies, I would really prefer that we
> >use generic dummy frames (see "GENERIC DUMMY FRAMES" in blockframe.c
> >for more info.)
> We do unless the architecture is pre-PowerPC, in which case the old
> non-generic code gets activated.  This is the relevant part of the patch:
> +  if (rs6000)
> +    {
> +      set_gdbarch_use_generic_dummy_frames (gdbarch, 0);
> [...]
>      }
> +  else
> +    {
> +      set_gdbarch_use_generic_dummy_frames (gdbarch, 1);
> The rs6000 variable is 1 for pre-PowerPC architectures and 0 otherwise.

I would like us to use generic dummy frames for both cases.  This
is one of the things I wanted to do last February, but I didn't have
time to test it.

> So, is it still okay to apply this patch?  As I mentioned in an earlier
> message, I'd really like to check this in as-is and deal with
> non-showstopper issues via follow-on patches rather than modifying this
> patch and reposting the whole 125k.

I see your point.  After you've applied the BFD changes (and any other
pending changes -- I've lost track), feel free to apply your mega-patch.
Then clean up from there.  (Again, let me know when you've applied it,
so I can take a look at fixing GNU/Linux/PPC.)



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