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Re: more on gdb server

On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 05:25:08PM -0700, Stan Shebs wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at 11:57 AM, Quality Quorum wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am not sure I am right about it, but it seems quite a neat idea to use
> > gdbserver as a primary interface even for a local debugging. It is cheap
> > resource wise and will provide for a neat separation of debugger per se
> > and (target dependable) target control code.
> I'm not convinced that the overhead is negligible.  You're
> inserting an additional program and network stack trip in one
> of the two known time-critical parts of GDB.  I think it should
> be *possible* to use gdbserver all the time, but I'd want to see
> encouraging performance numbers before advocating that we commit
> to using it.  (Having gdbserver functional on all native configs
> is kind of a prerequisite too. :-) )

I'd be more interested in making it possible to run the testsuite using
a native gdbserver; unless someone else does (or is it already possible
and just not well-documented?) I'll look in to this.

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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