Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch/alpha
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/19/2003 07:56:31
On Sep 18, 11:03pm, (Jason Thorpe) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch/alpha

>From an API perspective, it is nice if ptrace was more consistent
across platforms, and provided expected functionality. Otherwise,
each client program would have to provide this functionality and
this does not seem right from a maintainance point of view. What
is the technical reason that this does not belong in the kernel?
What if we had two debuggers? Wouldn't we have to dup all the code?


| 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.