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Re: [GSoC] Remote kernel debugging over Ethernet

Jordan Gordeev wrote:

Reinoud Zandijk wrote:

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:01:21PM +0200, Jordan Gordeev wrote:
I've been looking at the list of suggested ideas for Google Summer of Code and one project caught my attention:

  "KGDB over Ethernet"

i'd be much in favour of this :) Firewire is also nice, but i dont know how long firewire will still exist. USB3 might be an option but thats not even close to existence. Serial debugging is nice but pretty slow and not really
suited for stepwise debugging.

With regards,

I believe people want it.
However, I'm still looking for an answer to the question about the implementation approach. What should a student do, if he wants to work over the summer towards a goal of producing a functional remote over-Ethernet kernel debugger? Write special ipkdb drivers for all the NIC's he has in his posession? I, personally, have no experience in writing device drivers, and I find fighting with hardware bugs and engineering braindamage not particularly attractive.

I forgot to mention the lack of documentation too.

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