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Re: GDB support for hppa

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 03:02:32PM +0200, Thibaut VARENE wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 22:56:05 -0600
> Grant Grundler <grundler@parisc-linux.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 09:50:54PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > > After this release, the next time they don't build, I will drop them
> > > and ask ftpmaster for GDB to be removed from the HPPA port unless I've
> > > seen some effort to get the hppa-linux port integrated upstream.
> > 
> > Daniel,
> > You'll be amused to hear about four ESIEE hackers have made this
> > a summer project of some sort. They asked a bunch of us what would
> > be a good hppa project and GDB landed on top with a loud thud.
> > I don't know the timeframe, but Thibaut can explain after he
> > sleeps off his friday night partying (CET). ;^)
> rotflmao!
> Grant how the hell did you know I had a party last night ? ;)
> > 
> > My impression was this was a *paid* summer project, 6 weeks or so,
> > and they would get graded on it. I think the main goal was to get
> > (nearly) everything upstream.
> You're mostly right except that we're not actually "paid" (.fr schools do
> not pay their students, alas :-), we're graded. We'll get a mark for the
> global kgdb/gdb work. The deadline for the"school" part is June 21th, but
> that doesn't mean we'll stop working on it then. That just means we have
> to have something to show to our examiner by that time ;o)
> The main goal was to fix most of the biggest know gdb bugs (that is the
> random faults on next/step instructions, eventually try to write
> watchpoint stubs) and send the whole stuff upstream. I should get my
> copyright assignment signed soon (these school administrative guys are
> damn _slow_) so we'll try to submit all patches upstream asap, hopping
> there won't be too much trouble in getting the existing stuff upstream.

What GDB version are you working against?  The one in sid, or the one
in upstream CVS?  They've changed a lot.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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