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Re: [PATCH] Make gdb debugging a bit less painful

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make gdb debugging a bit less painful
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 17:45:52 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:38:48PM +0800, Bean wrote:
> >
> >  "exit" in open firmware based systems would probably mean returning
> >  control to open firmware.
> >
> >  By the way, it would be nice to have "exit" in both grub for PC and
> >  grub-emu, and not only in the rescue mode.  "exit" on PC means returning
> >  control to BIOS so it can try another boot device.  "exit" in grub-emu
> >  means exit, of course.  I have to use "reboot" now (which should not
> >  exit, but rather restart grub-emu, if it belongs to grub-emu at all) or
> >  "rescue" followed by "exit".
> Hi,
> The would be nice, but we don't know if grub has overwritten the
> memory occupied by the original boot environment, so exit might have
> unexpected result.

In which case is this not granted?  On pc/bios we use the memory map, on
ieee1275 we use /memory/available, etc.

Robert Millan

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