Subject: Re: ARM ELF TODO list
To: David Laight <David.Laight@btinternet.com>
From: Ben Harris <email@example.com>
Date: 12/20/2001 13:49:30
On Thu, 20 Dec 2001, David Laight wrote:
> > > * Do we want the kernel to be verbose about the unaligned
> > > load?
> > I don't see why it should do any more than send a SIGBUS. The core dump
> > will have all the necessary information in it, and we already have
> > kern.logsigexit for controlling whether SIGBUS gets logged.
> Agreed - does the core dump give you enough info?
> (ie is the reason for the trap detectable?)
Well, it'll say "you got a SIGBUS", and give you all the registers. Given
the registers and the faulting instruction, it should be easy enough to
work out that it was an unaligned load.
Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portmaster, NetBSD/arm26 <URL:http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/arm26/>