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Re: [RFA] gdbserver --attach support

On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 10:14:03AM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 15:25:04 -0500
> > From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
> > 
> > Someone else did this some time ago, but got lost in the paper trail, I
> > think.  This adds '--attach <pid>' as an alternative for 'prog [args...]'. 
> How about documenting this in gdb.texinfo?

Well, that took me much too long.  Eli, how's this?  I haven't written
texinfo before, but I think I did OK.

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

2002-02-15  Daniel Jacobowitz  <>

	* gdb.texinfo: Document gdbserver ``--attach'' command.

Index: gdb.texinfo
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/doc/gdb.texinfo,v
retrieving revision 1.89
diff -u -r1.89 gdb.texinfo
--- gdb.texinfo	2002/02/08 00:39:45	1.89
+++ gdb.texinfo	2002/02/15 15:59:44
@@ -9956,7 +9956,7 @@
 system does all the symbol handling.
 To use the server, you must tell it how to communicate with @value{GDBN};
-the name of your program; and the arguments for your program.  The
+the name of your program; and the arguments for your program.  The usual
 syntax is:
@@ -9992,6 +9992,16 @@
 conflicts with another service, @code{gdbserver} prints an error message
 and exits.}  You must use the same port number with the host @value{GDBN}
 @code{target remote} command.
+On some targets, @code{gdbserver} can also attach to running programs.
+This is accomplished via the @code{--attach} argument.  The syntax is:
+target> gdbserver @var{comm} --attach @var{PID}
+@end smallexample
+@var{PID} is the process ID of a currently running process.  It isn't necessary
+to point @code{gdbserver} at a binary for the running process.
 @item On the @value{GDBN} host machine,
 you need an unstripped copy of your program, since @value{GDBN} needs

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