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22.9 Optional Messages about Internal Happenings

gdb has commands that enable optional debugging messages from various gdb subsystems; normally these commands are of interest to gdb maintainers, or when reporting a bug. This section documents those commands.

set exec-done-display
Turns on or off the notification of asynchronous commands' completion. When on, gdb will print a message when an asynchronous command finishes its execution. The default is off.
show exec-done-display
Displays the current setting of asynchronous command completion notification.
set debug aarch64
Turns on or off display of debugging messages related to ARM AArch64. The default is off.
show debug aarch64
Displays the current state of displaying debugging messages related to ARM AArch64.
set debug arch
Turns on or off display of gdbarch debugging info. The default is off
show debug arch
Displays the current state of displaying gdbarch debugging info.
set debug aix-solib
Control display of debugging messages from the AIX shared library support module. The default is off.
show debug aix-thread
Show the current state of displaying AIX shared library debugging messages.
set debug aix-thread
Display debugging messages about inner workings of the AIX thread module.
show debug aix-thread
Show the current state of AIX thread debugging info display.
set debug check-physname
Check the results of the “physname” computation. When reading DWARF debugging information for C++, gdb attempts to compute each entity's name. gdb can do this computation in two different ways, depending on exactly what information is present. When enabled, this setting causes gdb to compute the names both ways and display any discrepancies.
show debug check-physname
Show the current state of “physname” checking.
set debug coff-pe-read
Control display of debugging messages related to reading of COFF/PE exported symbols. The default is off.
show debug coff-pe-read
Displays the current state of displaying debugging messages related to reading of COFF/PE exported symbols.
set debug dwarf2-die
Dump DWARF2 DIEs after they are read in. The value is the number of nesting levels to print. A value of zero turns off the display.
show debug dwarf2-die
Show the current state of DWARF2 DIE debugging.
set debug dwarf2-read
Turns on or off display of debugging messages related to reading DWARF debug info. The default is 0 (off). A value of 1 provides basic information. A value greater than 1 provides more verbose information.
show debug dwarf2-read
Show the current state of DWARF2 reader debugging.
set debug displaced
Turns on or off display of gdb debugging info for the displaced stepping support. The default is off.
show debug displaced
Displays the current state of displaying gdb debugging info related to displaced stepping.
set debug event
Turns on or off display of gdb event debugging info. The default is off.
show debug event
Displays the current state of displaying gdb event debugging info.
set debug expression
Turns on or off display of debugging info about gdb expression parsing. The default is off.
show debug expression
Displays the current state of displaying debugging info about gdb expression parsing.
set debug frame
Turns on or off display of gdb frame debugging info. The default is off.
show debug frame
Displays the current state of displaying gdb frame debugging info.
set debug gnu-nat
Turns on or off debugging messages from the gnu/Hurd debug support.
show debug gnu-nat
Show the current state of gnu/Hurd debugging messages.
set debug infrun
Turns on or off display of gdb debugging info for running the inferior. The default is off. infrun.c contains GDB's runtime state machine used for implementing operations such as single-stepping the inferior.
show debug infrun
Displays the current state of gdb inferior debugging.
set debug jit
Turns on or off debugging messages from JIT debug support.
show debug jit
Displays the current state of gdb JIT debugging.
set debug lin-lwp
Turns on or off debugging messages from the Linux LWP debug support.
show debug lin-lwp
Show the current state of Linux LWP debugging messages.
set debug mach-o
Control display of debugging messages related to Mach-O symbols processing. The default is off.
show debug mach-o
Displays the current state of displaying debugging messages related to reading of COFF/PE exported symbols.
set debug notification
Turns on or off debugging messages about remote async notification. The default is off.
show debug notification
Displays the current state of remote async notification debugging messages.
set debug observer
Turns on or off display of gdb observer debugging. This includes info such as the notification of observable events.
show debug observer
Displays the current state of observer debugging.
set debug overload
Turns on or off display of gdb C++ overload debugging info. This includes info such as ranking of functions, etc. The default is off.
show debug overload
Displays the current state of displaying gdb C++ overload debugging info.
set debug parser
Turns on or off the display of expression parser debugging output. Internally, this sets the yydebug variable in the expression parser. See Tracing Your Parser, for details. The default is off.
show debug parser
Show the current state of expression parser debugging.
set debug remote
Turns on or off display of reports on all packets sent back and forth across the serial line to the remote machine. The info is printed on the gdb standard output stream. The default is off.
show debug remote
Displays the state of display of remote packets.
set debug serial
Turns on or off display of gdb serial debugging info. The default is off.
show debug serial
Displays the current state of displaying gdb serial debugging info.
set debug solib-frv
Turns on or off debugging messages for FR-V shared-library code.
show debug solib-frv
Display the current state of FR-V shared-library code debugging messages.
set debug symbol-lookup
Turns on or off display of debugging messages related to symbol lookup. The default is 0 (off). A value of 1 provides basic information. A value greater than 1 provides more verbose information.
show debug symbol-lookup
Show the current state of symbol lookup debugging messages.
set debug symfile
Turns on or off display of debugging messages related to symbol file functions. The default is off. See Files.
show debug symfile
Show the current state of symbol file debugging messages.
set debug symtab-create
Turns on or off display of debugging messages related to symbol table creation. The default is 0 (off). A value of 1 provides basic information. A value greater than 1 provides more verbose information.
show debug symtab-create
Show the current state of symbol table creation debugging.
set debug target
Turns on or off display of gdb target debugging info. This info includes what is going on at the target level of GDB, as it happens. The default is 0. Set it to 1 to track events, and to 2 to also track the value of large memory transfers.
show debug target
Displays the current state of displaying gdb target debugging info.
set debug timestamp
Turns on or off display of timestamps with gdb debugging info. When enabled, seconds and microseconds are displayed before each debugging message.
show debug timestamp
Displays the current state of displaying timestamps with gdb debugging info.
set debug varobj
Turns on or off display of gdb variable object debugging info. The default is off.
show debug varobj
Displays the current state of displaying gdb variable object debugging info.
set debug xml
Turns on or off debugging messages for built-in XML parsers.
show debug xml
Displays the current state of XML debugging messages.