Re: [PATCH 3/4] arm64: Allow hw watchpoint of length 3,5,6 and 7
From: Pavel Labath
Date: Thu Oct 13 2016 - 10:30:21 EST
On 13 October 2016 at 11:22, Pratyush Anand <panand@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 October 2016 04:46 PM, Yao Qi wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 6:58 AM, Pratyush Anand <panand@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Since, arm64 can support all offset within a double word limit.
>>> now support other lengths within that range as well.
>> How does ptracer (like GDB) detect kernel has already supported all byte
>> address select values? I suppose ptrace(NT_ARM_HW_WATCH, ) with
>> len is 3 or 5 fail on current kernel but is of success after your patches
> Thanks for testing these patches.
> I do not know if we can know that other than the failure of
> ptrace(PTRACE_SETREGSET, .., NT_ARM_HW_WATCH, ..). I do not see any such
> option in `man ptrace`.
That's how I intend to implement support for this in LLDB.
return true; // watchpoint set, new kernel
return true; // watchpoint set, old kernel
return false; // watchpoints not working
seems straight-forward enough to me.