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Re: [RFC] Unified watchpoints for x86 platforms
>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> From: email@example.com (J.T. Conklin)
>> Date: 15 Feb 2001 14:45:16 -0800
>> We're going to need to pass a PID, or perhaps some new representation
>> of a execution context, to a lot of code functions that don't allready
>> have such an argument.
Eli> Sorry, I'm not sure I'm following: why do you envision we'll need to
Eli> pass the PID to functions that don't receive it today? What
Eli> function(s) did you have in mind?
I was speaking in generalities.
But if GDB is ever going to be able to debug multiple independent
processes (perhaps with multiple threads) as has been a stated long
term goal, we are going to have to entirely revamp how a "execution
context" is represented, and how target functions know what context
they are operating on. IMO, an inferior_pid global, and passing pids
to various functions is not enough.