Subject: Re: GDB breakpoints / alpha
To: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/14/2000 11:27:57
"Nathan J. Williams" wrote:

> > 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.

Yes, for any target it only writes breakpoints to memory at the point
that it goes to resume the target.

> I have no idea why that would even be machine-dependant.

GDB may think that the target is dead (i.e. the target is a core file)
or that it isn't able to actually write to memory.