Re: [PATCH] generic show_stack facility

Christoph Hellwig (
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 16:06:18 +0000

On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 07:46:07AM -0800, David Mosberger wrote:
> Christoph, why do you think the prototype for ia64 is different?

I have stopped to wonder why ia64 does things differently.

> It's
> because it *has to be*. In general, you can't do a backtrace without
> having the full (preserved) state of the CPU at the point of which the
> backtrace begins.

So your suggestion is to move the other architectures to the ia64 prototype
or to not have an architecture-independand stack-traceback facility at all?


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