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Re: [RFA] Async mode fixes.
On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 09:36:15AM +1300, Nick Roberts wrote:
> I think the command "target async" is a bit misleading and it should really be
> called "target remote-async" (I'm not really suggesting changing it).
I agree that the name is misleading. Also, it's not documented, and
we can be pretty sure that no one uses it. So I think we can rename
it if we want - and what I really want is to get rid of it entirely.
> My changes aren't just for Linux, but an exec target. I mean native debugging
> (I think) with just one implementation - linux. It sounds like I'm inflating
> what I've done but other native targets can presumably be adapted to make use
> of the changes in inf-ptrace.c, exec.c etc.
I think you mean "child" target? target exec just reads an exec file
> If all targets could run asynchronously, then it seems that that mode should
> be specified at startup:
> gdb --async myprog
Can it just be the default, once we get it working? If I understand
correctly, the async-ness of the target should not affect the CLI at
all. It lets you use "continue&" in addition to "continue", but
existing commands should keep working as before.
Async mode seems inherently superior.