Bug 439619 - ppc kernel hardware watchpoint support
ppc kernel hardware watchpoint support
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ppc64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 437970 444076
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Reported: 2008-03-29 13:33 EDT by Jan Kratochvil
Modified: 2013-03-07 19:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-29 16:54:54 EDT
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Upstream fix. (3.89 KB, patch)
2008-03-29 13:33 EDT, Jan Kratochvil
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Description Jan Kratochvil 2008-03-29 13:33:11 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #437970 +++

Description of problem:
There was a request to support hardware watchpoints (such as being used by GDB).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It is a fresh upstream fix, so far all the kernel ppc/ppc64 variants had it broken.

How reproducible:
99% of runs with enough (>16) threads (set by THREADS).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget -O ppc-dabr-race.c
2. gcc -o ppc-dabr-race ppc-dabr-race.c -Wall -ggdb2 -m32 -D_GNU_SOURCE -pthread
3. ./ppc-dabr-race ;echo $?

Actual results:
Tested on: ppc03.englab.brq.redhat.com
cpu             : POWER5 (gr)
clock           : 1502.496000MHz
revision        : 2.2 (pvr 003a 0202)

Expected results:

Additional info:
Compile with -DDEBUG to see why it fails.
It was discussed upstream with IBM, mail threads at:

-m64 has the same error as -m32.

Return code 77 means the kernel/CPU combo does not support hardware watchpoints.

-- Additional comment from roland@redhat.com on 2008-03-28 17:40 EST --
See upstream commit a2ceff5e555e664751bc653a4d9b133efa18c742,
seems to have fixed it.
Comment 1 Jan Kratochvil 2008-03-29 13:33:11 EDT
Created attachment 299587 [details]
Upstream fix.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2008-03-29 13:53:49 EDT
added to cvs, will be in next build.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-04-21 20:04:42 EDT
kernel- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-04-22 18:43:10 EDT
kernel- has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kernel'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-3260
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-04-29 16:54:32 EDT
kernel- has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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