Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch/alpha
To: Stephen Degler <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>