Subject: Re: gdb or equivalent?
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
Date: 04/18/1997 10:13:52
| I was trying to find gdb as I have a system crash I need to examine and
| it doesn't seem to be in the makefile for mips.
| Is it possible to build it or what do people use to debug crashes?
As far as I know there is no kernel debugger in NetBSD/pmax. Most
NetBSD ports do have DDB builtin, but NetBSD/pmax does not. There is
no way to look at kernel crash image because NetBSD/pmax can not do
crash dump correctly. You might see saving crash image message on
kernel panic, and savecore runs while bootup, though they are
illusions. Since NetBSD/pmax still uses old SCSI subsystem it can not
do it as smartly as generic machine-independent SCSI which most of
NetBSD ports use. Please correct me if I'm wrong, Jonathan?
Nara Institute of Science and Technology