Subject: Re: Debugging a device driver (How to?)
To: Riaz Randeree <RiazR@cat.co.za>
From: Greg Oster <email@example.com>
Date: 04/15/1999 09:27:51
Riaz Randeree writes:
> I have tried serial debugging:
> On the target machine:
> options DEBUG="-g"
> options KGDB
> options KGDBRATE=9600
> options KGDBADDR=0x3f8 # yes I
> am using the 1st serial port
> #options DDB # needed
> to be left out?
> I build the kernel and netbsd & netbsd.dbg are created
You mean "netbsd.gdb"?
> I start debugging by booting the kernel with
> boot netbsd.dbg -d
You don't actually need to boot with the "big" kernel. The small one (netbsd)
will work just fine... (gdb needs netbsd.gdb though..)
> Then on the other machine, using 2nd serial port
> (gdb) set remotebaud 9600
> (gdb) target remote /dev/tty01
> Nothing happens. What am I missing?
What does your line for /dev/tty01 in /etc/ttys look like? Mine looks like:
tty01 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" unknown off secure local
(It's the "local" part that I was missing when I was working on
getting kgdb going... Once we figured that out (Thanks Christoph! :) )
it worked just fine..)
> Is there another way to debug a device driver?
Lots of well-placed printf's? :->