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Re: Ptrace manpage on IA64 is for Linux 2.2

I'm not sure why I received the attached mail.  I didn't think I'm
subscribed to debian-hppa but since the original mail mentions IA64,
I'll add my two cents: rather than "fixing" the man page, we should
just implement {GET,SET}{,FP}REGS.  There is no reason not to provide
them and there are clearly apps that could benefit from these
requests.  Just a small matter of programming...


>>>>> On Sat, 22 Dec 2001 18:18:03 +0100, Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> said:

  Martin> Can somebody of the HPPA team help and provide enough
  Martin> information to fix the manpage ptrace(2)?  Any help would be
  Martin> gladly appreciated.  A patch (against the version in
  Martin> unstable) would be the best

  Martin> Johan Walles wrote:
  >> From "http://bugs.debian.org/122383";.
  >> " What I stumbled upon was that PTRACE_GETREGS, PTRACE_GETFPREGS,
  >> PTRACE_SETREGS and PTRACE_SETFPREGS don't exist on IA64.  I wish
  >> I could give a more detailed report, and detail exactly what is
  >> wrong with it, but the reason I want an updated man page is that
  >> I want to read it.  If knew what it was supposed to say I
  >> wouldn't need it...  "
  >> I can understand if this information is not enough for correcting
  >> the documentation.  But while my knowledge of how ptrace() works
  >> is enough to see that the man page is broken (see above), it is
  >> not enough to say what the man page should actually say.  Neither
  >> do I know who would know what the man page should say.  If you
  >> don't know either, I guess the only approach left is to leave the
  >> man page incorrect and hope that somebody with more knowledge of
  >> ptrace() than me or you comes along and fixes it.

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