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kgdb, To Merge Or Not To Merge

Feb 07, 2008, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"It was recently pointed out that most of the x86 architecture patches had been merged into the mainline 2.6.25 kernel, except for the kgdb patches. Linus Torvalds replied, 'I won't even consider pulling it unless it's offered as a separate tree, not mixed up with other things. At that point I can give a look.' He continued:

"'That said, I explained to Ingo why I'm not particularly interested in it. I don't think that 'developer-centric' debugging is really even remotely our problem, and that I'm personally a lot more interested in infrastructure that helps normal users give better bug-reports. And kgdb isn't even _remotely_ it..."

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