Subject: Re: ddb; how about adb?
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/17/2002 11:42:38
> In some email I received from Greywolf, sie wrote:
>> > # ...I'll try and get more info once I figure out who broke DDB :-/
>> > 
>> > I know this is off the original topic; but since the source code access
>> > license has been lifted apparently for things like Net-2, is there any
>> > chance of reintroducing adb?  It was a very nice all-purpose binary file
>> > patche^W^W^Wdebugger.  I found it actually much more friendly to work
>> > with in retrieving, e.g., a stack backtrace than gdb (yeah, yeah -- go
>> > figure that one).
>> Lots of people seem to want adb in the tree so one would hope that this
>> is good enough to see it get brought in :)
> I have been using it on NetBSD/vax for years. But that is one of the 
> problems, it must get assembly support for other archs and also the
> ability to understand ELF binaries. 

You could always add an ADB interface to GDB.