Subject: Re: ddb and remote gdb
To: Kamal Prasad <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 05/31/2002 11:28:48
On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 02:28:27PM -0700, Kamal Prasad wrote:
| It looks like Freebsd allows user to toggle between
| ddb and remote gdb. This is unlike netbd, where we
| need to define the compile time option as to whether
| we want DDB or KGDB.
| the problem with this feature is that in kgdb mode,
| the system will wait for a 'c' on the remote machine's
| gdb prompt before continuing with the boot-up and will
| be stuck if there is no remote machine on the serial
| port. Im interested in getting the system up with no
| remote machine attached to the serial port and to plug
| into the machine's serial port only in case of a
| is there any architectural reason why this
| cannot/isn't done in netbsd? Id appreciare any help on
I know the issue that you're describing.
Yes, something like FreeBSD's ability to "continue" a machine
waiting in the "kgdb serial wait" from the local console (in a
ddb-like) fashion would be useful.