Tracepoints and Timestamps

Abhishek Karoliya
Mon Nov 7 14:53:00 GMT 2011

Hi Hui,

   Thanks for the pointer ... However after going through the
gdbserver source code, I realise that there is no tracepoint support
for linux-ppc. So now I have a even bigger problem on my hand.

Does anyone know if I can ppc tracepoint support being actively
developed and if I can lay my hands on this experimental code.


On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 6:40 AM, Hui Zhu <> wrote:
> If you use the gdbserver that include in GDB source, you can access
> special tvariable $trace_timestamp.
> If not, I think maybe you can add a special tvariable that access to
> timebase registers (tbl and tbu)  to gdbserver.  Then you can collect
> it when you want it.
> Thanks,
> Hui
> On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 03:05, Abhishek Karoliya <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>   I am remote debuging a multi threaded app on a powerpc e500v2 dual
>> processor running linux 2.6.32 while the host gdb is x86_64 linux
>> machine. The version of gdb is 7.3.1. On hitting a tracepoint, I want
>> to collect the timestamp. I am wondering is there is any way of doing
>> it currently on this gdb. If not, I was wondering if I can collect the
>> timebase registers (tbl and tbu). The current register dump does not
>> show the contents of these register on e500v2 although I have seen an
>> entry for other powerpc processor.
>> Is there a way I can quickly add support for these registers. If
>> someone can point me to file/doc/previous patches to do this I will be
>> grateful.
>>  Cheers!
>> Abhi

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