Re: [patch 18/38] Improved oops output.

From: Martin Schwidefsky
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 11:24:27 EST

On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 15:25 +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 04:05:21PM +0200, Martin Schwidefsky wrote:
> > From: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > This patch adds two improvements to the oops output. First it adds an
> > additional line after the PSW which decodes the different fields of it.
> > Second a disassembler is added that decodes the instructions surrounding
> > the faulting PSW. The output of a test oops now looks like this:
> So we're growing in-kernel disassemblers now? :)
> I wonder whether this is really worth it, but at least your handwritten
> one is much nicer than the copy & paste from gdb in the kdb patches.

The disassembler uses about 8K of memory and it really helps in
debugging. For me it is worth the cost.

blue skies,

"Reality continues to ruin my life." - Calvin.

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