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xscale: mark xscale registers invalid on debug entry

Hi everyone,

This simple patch fixes a problem I noticed on the xscale where incorrect values
are sometimes reported by the reg command.  The problem can occur when
requesting the value of registers in the xscale-specific register cache.  With a
couple of exceptions, none of the registers in the xscale register cache are
automatically retrieved on debug entry.  This is probably fine, as they are
unlikely to be needed on a regular basis during a typical debug session, and
they can be retrieved when explicitly requested by name using the reg command.
The problem is that once this is done, the register remains marked as valid for
the remainder of the OpenOCD session, and the reg command will henceforth always
report the same value because it is obtained from the cache and is never again
retrieved from the debug handler on the target.

The fix is to mark all registers in the xscale register cache as invalid on
debug entry (before the two exceptions are retrieved), thus forcing retrieval
(when requested) from the target across resumptions in execution, and avoiding
the reporting of stale values.

Small addition change by Øyvind: change 'i' to unsigned to fix compiler
warning for xscale_debug_entry() fn.

Signed-off-by: Mike Dunn <>
Signed-off-by: Øyvind Harboe <>
Mike Dunn 14 years ago
committed by Øyvind Harboe
1 changed files with 6 additions and 1 deletions
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+ 6
- 1
src/target/xscale.c View File

@@ -895,7 +895,7 @@ static int xscale_debug_entry(struct target *target)
struct arm *armv4_5 = &xscale->armv4_5_common;
uint32_t pc;
uint32_t buffer[10];
int i;
unsigned i;
int retval;
uint32_t moe;

@@ -964,6 +964,11 @@ static int xscale_debug_entry(struct target *target)
r->valid = true;

/* mark xscale regs invalid to ensure they are retrieved from the
* debug handler if requested */
for (i = 0; i < xscale->reg_cache->num_regs; i++)
xscale->reg_cache->reg_list[i].valid = 0;

/* examine debug reason */
moe = buf_get_u32(xscale->reg_cache->reg_list[XSCALE_DCSR].value, 2, 3);