Subject: Re: GDB breakpoints / alpha
To: matthew green <email@example.com>
From: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
Date: 12/10/2000 23:52:27
matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> some more points i've discovered:
> - if i attach to an already running process, i can set breakpoints
> quite happily and they work.
> - on the sparc, the calls to write target memory come _after_ the
> call to "run". eg, if you do "break main", some things are setup,
> but the target memory isn't actually modified until "run". on
> the alpha, there are no target memory interactions after "run"..
> the latter makes sense -- you can't write target memory until the process
> is actually running. to it seems that this functionality is missing for
> the alpha...
This is normal on all platforms I've looked at; if you fire up gdb on
something, it just records the breakpoints as internal state until you
run the program.
I have no idea why that would even be machine-dependant.