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Re: [PATCH] show register names in show_regs

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] show register names in show_regs
From: Gerald Champagne <gerald.champagne@esstech.com>
Date: 27 Sep 2002 16:42:06 -0500
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>  Note that the format is selected to optimize the space consumed as a
> serial console is not always available and it's better not to let some
> essential information scroll away from the virtual terminal. 

Ah, I only use a serial console and I forgot about people that can't
scroll back.

> Also
> ksymoops will probably be unhappy with format changes (though it tries to
> be flexible, so it might actually survive). 

I thought that the scripts only used the stack values.  Now I see that
it seems to read ra as well.  But it does still work, for what it's
worth...

> How about writing a small
> program or a script that would parse register dumps and output them in
> your favourite layout?

I just wanted something simple that I could use in real-time without
processing.

Thanks for the information.  Now I know why it's done the way it's done.

Gerald



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