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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] powerpc/traps: Show instructions on exceptions
Hi, Christophe.

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 06:01:34PM +0200, LEROY Christophe wrote:
> Murilo Opsfelder Araujo <muriloo@linux.ibm.com> a écrit :
>
> > Move show_instructions() declaration to arch/powerpc/include/asm/stacktrace.h
> > and include asm/stracktrace.h in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c, which
> > contains
> > the implementation.
> >
> > Modify show_instructions() not to call __kernel_text_address(), allowing
> > userspace instruction dump. probe_kernel_address(), which returns -EFAULT if
> > something goes wrong, is still being called.
> >
> > Call show_instructions() in arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c to dump
> > instructions at
> > faulty location, useful to debugging.
>
> Shouldn't this part be in a second patch ?

Makes sense. Perhaps I should split this patch in two: one to remove
__kernel_text_address() check in show_instructions(), and another to
call show_instructions() in show_signal_msg().

> Wouldn't it be better to also see regs in addition if we want to use this to
> understand what happened ?
> So you could call show_regs() instead of show_instructions() ?

I see that show_regs() prints more information and calls
show_instructions() at the end if in privileged state.

I'm not sure about which situations we might want to call show_regs() -
and display a bunch of information - or just dump instructions for some
signals.

Isn't calling show_regs() in this case considered overkill?

Cheers
Murilo

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