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Re: [PATCH v2 6/6] Implement proper "startup-with-shell" support on gdbserver

> From: Sergio Durigan Junior <>
> Cc: Pedro Alves <>, Eli Zaretskii <>,
>         Luis Machado <>,
>         Sergio Durigan Junior <>
> Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:36:05 -0500
> This patch implements the proper support for the "startup-with-shell"
> feature on gdbserver.  A new packet is added, QStartupWithShell, and
> it is sent on initialization.  If the host sends a
> "QStartupWithShell:1", it means the inferior shall be started using a
> shell.  If the host sends a "QStartupWithShell:0", it means the
> inferior shall be started without using a shell.  Any other value is
> considered an error.
> There is no way to remotely set the shell that will be used by the
> target to start the inferior.  In order to do that, the user must
> start gdbserver while providing a shell via the $SHELL environment
> variable.  The same is true for the host side.
> The "set startup-with-shell" setting from the host side is used to
> decide whether to start the remote inferior using a shell.  This same
> setting is also used to decide whether to use a shell to start the
> host inferior; this means that it is not really possible to start the
> inferior using different mechanisms on target and host.
> A documentation patch is included, along with a new testcase for the
> feature.

Thanks, the documentation parts are approved.

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