Subject: Re: remote GDB of kernel
To: Laine Stump <>
From: Greg Oster <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/06/1999 14:18:40
Laine Stump writes:
> At 12:54 PM 12/6/99 -0600, Greg Oster wrote:
> >Hmm.. at what point does it 'wait forever'?  After entering the:
> >   target remote /dev/tty01
> >?  Or before that, or ???  (and what, exactly, is 'it'?  The gdb, or the 
> >remote kernel :) )
> Sorry, I should learn to be less obtuse.
> What *was* happening was that the "target remote /dev/tty00" command
> worked, getting me to the place in kgdb_machdep.c. If I then said "cont",
> and later hit ctrl-C, the gdb would wait "forever" (until I hit ctrl-C
> again and disconnected), but the target would continue working.


> However, I just rebooted again, and now it's working as advertised (no idea
> why it failed before - I haven't changed anything). 

"who knows".  I've seen occassional sillyness with this too, esp. when trying 
to get it all working for the first time.

> This is *really* cool
> (now I'll just have to see if xxgdb or something similar is worth using).

If you've got RAM/cycles to burn, you might look at 'ddd'.


Greg Oster