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Re: port-alpha/40300: 'target kvm' doesn't work on alpha

The following reply was made to PR toolchain/40300; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
Subject: Re: port-alpha/40300: 'target kvm' doesn't work on alpha
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:06:15 +0000

 On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 03:53:26PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
  > > > actually, i realised that there are two problems:
  > > > 
  > > >         - alpha has no native "target kvm"
  > > > 
  > > >         - cross netbsd-gdb has no "target kvm"
  > > > 
  > > > the former is fairly easy to fix, and the fixes have been discussed
  > > > already, but the latter i'm not sure about at all.
  > >  
  > >  Right, but I don't think this PR is about the latter. (Manuel? Do you
  > >  need it to work in a cross-gdb?)
  > Actually yes, it is what I was trying to do. The most powerfull boxes at
  > work are running linux so it's where I build NetBSD bits, including
  > kernels ...
 I suspect this is going to be difficult, because gdb thinks it's a
 host thing, not a target thing.
 You could try adding it to the .mh and *-nat.c files corresponding to
 the Linux build host you're using and see what happens, but that's not
 very likely to work.
 David A. Holland

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