Re: [git pull] drm: previous pull req + 1.

From: Jesse Barnes
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 12:28:28 EST

On Tue, 23 Jun 2009 08:39:44 -0700
Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Jun 2009 09:48:00 +0200
> Michel DÃnzer <michel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On a side note, I did precisely that about ten years ago on my
> > Amiga. :) Granted, that was using two separate framebuffer devices
> > (X glint driver on top of pm2fb, debug messages on amifb), but I
> > think even that case isn't possible ATM. I agree it would be nice,
> > though realistically there's hardly a way around a second machine
> > for graphics driver development anyway.
> Oh I know, most operating systems have reasonable debugging
> facilities, and have had for a long time. Linux is the one lagging
> here.
Heh, I saw "amiga" and stopped reading. So it seems Linux on x86 is
the main laggard here... I know PPC has had interesting debug features
for awhile now, and most arches have had kgdb for a long time. Anyway,
there's plenty of work to do in this area to give Linux a decent system
level debugger...

Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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