On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 01:50:47PM -0800, Kip Walker wrote:
> Is anyone else interested in having the 64-bit kernel *not* use the CP0
> watchpoint registers for storing the kernel stack pointer for the CPU's
> current process?
> I have a couple problems with this:
> - there are read-only bits in watchhi (according to the MIPS64 spec) so
> hoping to save and restore all high 32 bits (as currently coded) seems
> - somebody might want to actually *use* watchpoints (a JTAG debugger,
> in my case)
I agree. This is a good thing to do.
> I put together something that works, based on the 32-bit kernel which
> has an array of kernelsp's instead of keeping it in CP0. Some notes
> about this solution are:
> - processor id isn't as easy to get in the 64-bit kernel since
> CP0_CONTEXT has (&pgd_current[cpu] << 23) instead of (cpu << 23) so in
> this patch I use ((&pgd_current[cpu] - &pgd_current) + &kernelsp)
> which seems expensive.
I can't think of any better way than this. Anybody knows how IRIX