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Re: [PATCH 6/6] Implement proper "startup-with-shell" support on gdbserver

On Wednesday, January 04 2017, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Sergio Durigan Junior <>
>> Cc:,
>> Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:48:26 -0500
>> >     Also, is it possible that a user will want
>> >     remote targets to use a shell, while avoiding that for native
>> >     debugging, in the same session?
>> Yeah, I thought about that.  My first thought was to add a 'set/show
>> remote startup-with-shell' option, but I thought this was going to be
>> too much for the user.  Maybe not.
>> With this new setting, we'd have:
>> - startup-with-shell: Used only locally, default on.  Instructs GDB to
>>   start the inferior using the shell.
>> - remote startup-with-shell: Used only remotely, default on.  Instructs
>>   gdbserver to start the inferior using the shell.
>> - remote startup-shell: Used only remotely (if remote startup-with-shell
>>   is on), default "" (empty).  Tells which shell to be used by gdbserver
>>   to start the inferior.  If empty, use $SHELL.
>> WDYT?
> Makes sense to me, thanks.

Cool, thanks.  I'll go ahead and implement this idea, then.


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