Subject: DDB: BKPT_SET() API suggestion
To: None <>
From: Cherry G. Mathew <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/21/2005 13:59:17
Adding an option to pass the address, where BKPT_SET() would insert
breakpoint opcodes would help with VLIW instruction encoding for

On Itanium, individual instruction slots within a VLIW are not
naturally aligned, although the VLIW 'bundle' itself is.

Until then, breakpoints on NetBSD/ia64 will have VLIW bundle
granularity. It will only be a minor irritation, as you could single
step through the individual instruction slots.