Re: [ANNOUNCE] Withdrawl of Open Source NDS Project/NTFS/M2FS for Linux

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Sat Sep 02 2000 - 16:55:44 EST

On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 03:34:47PM -0600, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> KDB is putrid. Can it debug double faults? NO. Can it debug complex
> register and numeric evaluation statements like IF ((EAX == 1) &&
> [ESP-4] == 0x3000)? NO. Can it debug nested task gate exceptions?

remote gdb does that fine.

I've never seen a nested task gate on Linux...

> NO. Can it debug SMP locks races? NO. Can it debug priority inversion
> problems in sleep locks? NO.

Given. Priority inversion does not seem to be a big problem in Linux though
(kernel threads usually run at the same priority, with the only higher
priority being interrupts/bhs). Also the sleep locking seems to be generally
simple enough that it is not a problem for user processes.
> Can the Kernel debugger in NetWare? YES. Can the Kernel Debugger in
> NT? YES.

I guess they need it ;)

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