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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] x86: make compat_iret() domain crash cases distinguishable

>>> On 02.11.15 at 12:10, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 02/11/15 10:57, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 30.10.15 at 20:05, <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 30/10/15 17:46, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> Rather than issuing a (mostly) useless separate message, rely on
>>>> domain_crash() providing enough data, and leverage the line number
>>>> information it prints.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
>>> The messages are not completely useless, and they do save a round-trip
>>> to the debug symbols (which can be a very long RTT when dealing with
>>> customers).
>> Oh, also: Why would looking at the debug symbols be needed? You
>> get file name and line number printed.
> Any file patched will end up having a slide on the line number.  The use
> of the debug symbols is necessary to confirm, especially in cases like
> this where there are multiple possibilities close to each other.

But with version control and proper release numbering you ought to
be able to tell the exact state of the sources at the time the package
got built?


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