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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] MIPS: DSP ASE regset support
Hi Maciej,

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:32:11PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> For years, quite oddly, we have been missing DSP ASE register state from
> core files. These days regsets are used to define what goes into a core
> file, so here's a change adding one.
>
> As a side effect ptrace(2) can now also access this regset, however no
> complementing client implementation has been made. Eventually that'll
> have to change though so that DSP ASE registers can be correctly accessed
> in n32 processes, which suffer from ptrace(2) 32-bit data types truncating
> contents exchanged by PTRACE_PEEKUSR and PTRACE_POKEUSR requests with
> 64-bit registers and no means defined to access partial registers via this
> API.
>
> In the course of this implementation I came across two bugs affecting the
> area being updated and hence this has become a small patch series with the
> audience wider than originally expected.
>
> See individual commit descriptions for the details of changes made.
>
> NB there is no strict functional dependency between 1/3 and 2/3-3/3, so
> the order of commits does not have to be preserved as far as these two
> subsets are concerned. However 3/3 does trigger the problem addressed
> with 1/3 (and gracefully handles it), hence the grouping in a series.
>
> Please apply.

Thanks - applied to mips-next for 4.19, though I removed the stable tags
on patches 1/3 & 3/3 & it's worth noting that the ELF note numbers are
changed to from 0x70X to 0x80X, since 0x700 has been used already.

If you really care about a stable backport for 3/3 let's talk, but I'm
doubtful as to its use when we've been missing this for so long.

Paul

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