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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?

And in the gdbserver man page would be nice too.  OK to commit?

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

2002-02-15  Daniel Jacobowitz  <>

	* gdbserver/gdbserver.1: Document --attach.

Index: gdbserver.1
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/gdbserver/gdbserver.1,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -r1.2 gdbserver.1
--- gdbserver.1	2001/03/06 08:21:44	1.2
+++ gdbserver.1	2002/02/15 16:10:49
@@ -10,6 +10,11 @@
 .RB tty
 .RB prog
 .RB "[\|" args... "\|]"
+.B gdbserver
+.RB tty
+.B --attach
 .ad b
 GDBSERVER is a program that allows you to run GDB on a different machine
@@ -49,6 +54,14 @@
 GDBs `target remote' command, which will be described shortly.  Note that if
 you chose a port number that conflicts with another service, gdbserver will
 print an error message and exit.
+On some targets, gdbserver can also attach to running programs.
+This is accomplished via the --attach argument.  The syntax is:
+	target> gdbserver COMM --attach PID
+PID is the process ID of a currently running process.  It isn't
+necessary to point gdbserver at a binary for the running process.
 Usage (host side):

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