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Re: [PATCH 0/6] Implement the ability to start inferiors with a shell on gdbserver
- From: Sergio Durigan Junior <sergiodj at redhat dot com>
- To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>
- Cc: gdb-patches at sourceware dot org, palves at redhat dot com
- Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:23:01 -0500
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6] Implement the ability to start inferiors with a shell on gdbserver
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On Friday, December 23 2016, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Sergio Durigan Junior <email@example.com>
>> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:39:15 -0500
>> This patch series took a long time to complete due to many and varied
>> reasons, but finally here it is.
>> It implements the "startup-with-shell" feature on gdbserver. This
>> means that it will be possible to start inferiors using the shell
>> (instead of calling execv*), which brings many advantages.
>> First of all, it will be possible to use I/O redirection, variable
>> substitution and globbing expansion on gdbserver just like we do today
>> on GDB. This is great because, among other things, it brings
>> gdbserver on a pair with GDB when considering the Feature Parity
> In Windows native debugging, GDB doesn't use the shell to start the
> inferior, but redirection is still supported via special code in
> windows-nat.c. Can this be made available also in gdbserver?
Looking at windows-nat.c, it seems that the code responsible for
implementing this behaviour is not complex, so in theory it should be
possible to make it available on gdbserver without much effort. I don't
feel I'm the best person to hack this, though, because I don't use
Windows and cannot reliably test the feature.
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