[PATCH] Document non-8-bits-addressable support in NEWS

Simon Marchi simon.marchi@ericsson.com
Wed Aug 26 20:17:00 GMT 2015


I think it would be a good idea to document that gdb now has (basic)
support to read/write memory on architectures with non-8-bits memory.
Hopefully somebody will see it and say "Hey!  We can now (more easily)
port GDB to our strange DSP that has 32-bits-addressable memory!" and do
it.

gdb/ChangeLog:

	* NEWS: Document support for non-8-bits addressable memory.
---
 gdb/NEWS | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/gdb/NEWS b/gdb/NEWS
index 49c4a11..ed4d968 100644
--- a/gdb/NEWS
+++ b/gdb/NEWS
@@ -48,6 +48,11 @@ show remote multiprocess-extensions-packet
   target mon2000	mon2000 ROM monitor
   target ppcbug		PPCBUG ROM monitor for PowerPC
 
+* Support for reading/writing memory and extracting values on architectures
+  with non-8-bits-addressable memory.  A 16-bits-addressable memory, for
+  example, is one for which each address holds a 16-bits value (as opposed to
+  the more common 8-bits).
+
 *** Changes in GDB 7.10
 
 * Support for process record-replay and reverse debugging on aarch64*-linux*
-- 
2.1.4



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