Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch/alpha
To: Stephen Degler <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/18/2003 23:03:00
On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 12:42  PM, Stephen Degler wrote:

> gdb53 expects *BSD to have the support, and miscompiles if it doesn't. 
>  I do
> agree with you completely that it is not strictly necessary.

I don't believe that gdb53 expects NetBSD/alpha to have PT_STEP 
support.  Note also that I am the maintainer of NetBSD host/target for 
FSF GDB, and I'm pretty sure I made the software single-step work in 
GDB 5.3 for NetBSD/alpha.

> However, it does make NetBSD more consistent with the other BSD's and 
> less of
> a special case.  Its was for that reason that I thought that it would 
> be best

I don't particularly care if it makes NetBSD more consistent with other 
BSDs in this regard.  It's simply incorrect to have PT_STEP for the 
Alpha, and I would like this change to be backed out.

> to include the support.  I'd think that we'll end up with less 
> maintenance if
> we are less different.
> And of course, I will be clearing any future alpha commits with you.

Thank you.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>