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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 in Bison, 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.


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