support biarch gcore?

Mark Kettenis
Tue Jul 6 21:29:00 GMT 2010

> Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 22:48:44 +0200 (CEST)
> From: "Ulrich Weigand" <>
> Mark Kettenis wrote:
> > Fixing the code in linux-nat.c is a bit nasty:
> > 
> > * The definition of the 32-bit version of gdb_gregset_t isn't readily
> >   available on 64-bit systems.
> > 
> > * The code is used on all Linux platforms and only a few of them are
> >   bi-arch.
> This was really supposed to be fixed by the gdbarch_core_regset_sections
> mechanism, which provides the names and sizes of all register sets
> expected in a core file for the current architecture.
> However, it seems that this mechanism isn't currently used for .reg
> itself, only for the other sections.  While it is true that .reg needs
> to be handled somewhat specially, it should still be possible to get
> its size from gdbarch_core_regset_sections, and thus avoid the need
> to use the gdb_gregset_t type.
> Unfortunately, it also turned out that the section sizes provided for
> .reg in those targets that have gdbarch_core_regset_sections, while
> currently unused, were also nearly all wrong ...
> The following patch fixes those sizes, and changes linux-nat.c to
> use them.
> Tested on powerpc64-linux (-m64 / -m32), amd64-linux (-m64 / -m32),
> and i386-linux with no regressions.  In fact, it appears to fix all
> pre-existing gcore-related failures on amd64 -m32 ...
> Thoughts?

Although I don't feel qualified to judge the powerpc bits, this makes
quite a bit of sense to me.  And yes, the value for amd64-linux is
obviously wrong.

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