MSR loses DE bit in 3.3, BDI2000 cant handle breakpoints?

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Joakim Tjernlund May 29, 2012, 6:29 p.m.
Bob Cochran <> wrote on 2012/05/29 20:13:21:
> On 05/29/2012 08:00 AM, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:
> >
> > I cannot make simple break points using BDI2000 work in 3.3, abatro suggests that it
> > depends on MSR[DE] is cleared by the kernel. With the emulator I can see that
> > MSR[DE] is off quite often by just stopping at random times and looking at MSR so
> > it seems like the kernel is turning MSR[DE] off most of the time.
> > Anyone else having success debugging 3.3 with BDI2000?
> >
> > This is on a P2010(E500/BOOKE) CPU.
> >
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> >
> >
> I debug using Freescale CodeWarrior and a USB tap, which also rely on
> MSR[DE] being set.  I develop from the mainline & have a patch set that
> I just recently re-tweaked to support kernel debugging.
> If you want, I'll send you my set of patches for the kernel.  They might
> be useful (not sure since I don't use BDI).

Thanks, that could be useful, however I just figured something out.
Made it work(possible one should change MSR_USER too?)

Question now is why MSR_DE is not on by default? Especially since
BDI2000 is supported by the kernel(CONFIG_BDI_SWITCH=y) is on in my kernel?



diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/reg_booke.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/reg_booke.h
index 500fe1d..0cb259b 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/reg_booke.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/reg_booke.h
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@