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Re: [RFC] "info registers" is misleading
> Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 23:08:36 -0800
>> From: Michael Snyder <email@example.com>
>> This is an old old issue. The frame pointer register
>> is special. Info registers does not show the actual
>> value of the fp register -- it shows the virtual frame pointer
>> (the address of the function's stack frame). Usually
>> it's the same value -- unles you're in a frameless function
>> (ie. one that does not use the frame pointer register).
> Shouldn't we document this? I can write up the change, if you tell
> me that the above description is all that there is to it.
It is :-) Per gdb/251, the doco gets it right! It is GDB that is
getting it wrong :-(