Linux: Merging Kgdb?
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"'Is anyone testing the kgdb code in here?' Andrew Morton asked
in his release announcement for the 2.6.23-rc1-mm2 patchset. Mike
Frysinger asked, 'does kgdb actually have a chance to get merged?
With the history of it, i just assumed it was never going in.' In
the past, Linus Torvalds has resisted merging kernel debuggers and
famously said, 'I don't like debuggers. Never have, probably never
will,' going on to explain why he didn't want it to be too easy to
hack the Linux kernel. An earlier push to get kgdb merged in 2004
didn't succeed, though some architectures already have versions of
the debugger. The current kgdb patchset in Andrew's tree includes
code for the i386, x86_64, ppc, mips, sh and arm