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authoraurel32 <aurel32@c046a42c-6fe2-441c-8c8c-71466251a162>2009-03-07 22:00:56 +0000
committeraurel32 <aurel32@c046a42c-6fe2-441c-8c8c-71466251a162>2009-03-07 22:00:56 +0000
commitd2c753454eadaf82027c634247554533b8e3544c (patch)
tree885cbe01dc6c7682240a9a096ac8dad6b233d2d1 /gdb-xml/power64-core.xml
parent70976a7926b42d87e0c575412b85a8f5c1e48fad (diff)
downloadqemu-arm-d2c753454eadaf82027c634247554533b8e3544c.tar.gz
Work around QEMU GDB stub suboptimality
The current XML files claim, on floating point-supporting Power chips, that $f0 is register 70. This would be fine, except that register 70 for non-XML-aware GDB is FPSCR. More importantly, 70 is less than NUM_CORE_REGS (71) for Power, so a request for register 70 goes to the "core" register reading routines, rather than the floating-point register read routine we registered with gdb_register_coprocessor. Therefore, when we are talking to an XML-aware GDB, we claim that register has zero width, which causes the rest of QEMU's GDB stub to send an error back to GDB, which causes GDB to be unable to read the floating-point registers. (The problem is also present for SPE registers and occurs in a slightly different way for Altivec registers.) The best way to fix this is to have the "core register" XML files for PPC32 and PPC64 claim that there is a 4-byte register 70, which causes $f0 to be register 71, and everything works just fine from that point forward. Signed-off-by: Nathan Froyd <froydnj@codesourcery.com> Signed-off-by: Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> git-svn-id: svn://svn.savannah.nongnu.org/qemu/trunk@6770 c046a42c-6fe2-441c-8c8c-71466251a162
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diff --git a/gdb-xml/power64-core.xml b/gdb-xml/power64-core.xml
index 6cc1531201..fef42e4166 100644
--- a/gdb-xml/power64-core.xml
+++ b/gdb-xml/power64-core.xml
@@ -46,4 +46,13 @@
<reg name="lr" bitsize="64" type="code_ptr"/>
<reg name="ctr" bitsize="64" type="uint64"/>
<reg name="xer" bitsize="32" type="uint32"/>
+ <!-- HACK: The way the QEMU GDB stub code is currently written requires
+ the "integer" registers from the XML file to span the entirety of
+ NUM_CORE_REGS that non-XML-aware GDB requires. Otherwise, XML-aware
+ GDB thinks that "coprocessor" registers from XML, such as the
+ floating-point registers, have register numbers less than
+ NUM_CORE_REGS. This can lead to problems. Work around it by using
+ an unnamed register as padding; NUM_CORE_REGS on Power is 71 and
+ this register is 70. It would be fpscr for non-XML-aware GDB. -->
+ <reg name="" bitsize="32" type="uint32"/>
</feature>