Subject: Re: gdb --write
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Manuel BOUYER <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/1997 18:39:02
On Oct 30, Gordon W. Ross wrote
> My preference is to keep gdb as close to the FSF version as possible.
> They removed the command line option, not me.

Hum, I just commited a fix to support this option.
I think, if we don't support it, that the new way of doing it should
be documented at last in the man page. An informational message (a la '-k')
would also be a good idea.

Using gdb to patch kernel's variables is current use in *BSD. If FSF has
a bad user support for this, we have to correct it.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.