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Re: eliminate deprecated_insert_raw_breakpoint. what's left.
- From: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- To: Ulrich Weigand <uweigand at de dot ibm dot com>, Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>
- Cc: GDB Patches <gdb-patches at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:21:05 +0100
- Subject: Re: eliminate deprecated_insert_raw_breakpoint. what's left.
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On 09/10/2014 03:45 PM, Ulrich Weigand wrote:
> Joel Brobecker wrote:
>>>> I would be surprised if anyone still cared about IRIX anymore.
>>>> I enjoyed working on that system, but I no longer have access
>>>> to it, so can't support it anymore.
>>> I see that IRIX seems to be in "Retired Mode" as of 12/31/2013:
>> And I saw yesterday on the binutils mailing-list that IRIX support
>> was removed from GCC already. I think these are all pretty strong
>>> Do we have a current process to formally obsolete/remove support
>>> for old systems?
>>> [ I guess another candidate to remove might be Alpha OSF/1 ... ]
>> Here is what I found:
>> I agree we can obsolete Alpha OSF/1 as well.
> Once OSF/1 and IRIX are gone, I hope all of the ECOFF/mdebug debug
> format support can go as well (mipsread.c, mdebugread.c etc.) ...
> The process documented in the Wiki is a bit weird (adding OBSOLETE
> to *every line* of those files ???)
Yeah, I recall seeing such OBSOLETE-marked files long ago. I agree
> and it seems we didn't follow
> it in the last major round of obsoleting code either:
> I think using a process along similar lines might be best.
I think that obsoleting page is obsolete. :-)
Meanwhile, I'd prefer removing deprecated_insert_raw_breakpoint
now rather than keeping it just for IRIX. I may send a
best-effort-but-untested patch for IRIX. If things break, it'd be
the job of whoever shows up as wanting to maintain IRIX to
fix and modernize things further. WDYT?