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Re: [RFA] Add interface for registering JITed code
> Cc: Reid Kleckner <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> From: Tom Tromey <email@example.com>
> Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 13:18:30 -0600
> >>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Eli> Unfortunately, the NEWS entry is not instrumental enough. It doesn't
> Eli> tell the user how to use the feature. Is it possible to come up with
> Eli> a more useful entry?
> I think the NEWS entry is fine. The feature works automatically. Users
> need do nothing.
Maybe that is true, but the text as written left me wondering whether
I do need to do something to get that working.
+* GDB now has an interface for JIT compilation. Applications that
+dynamically generate code can create object files with debug info in
+memory and register them with GDB. The interface also supports
+attaching to a running process.
The second sentence begs 2 questions: (1) how does one write or
compile or otherwise get hold of such applications, and (2) how does
one register object files with GDB.
Granted, a NEWS entry is not a place for long explanations (if they
are long), but without any pointers to the manual or at least some Web
site, I couldn't figure out how to go about adding this feature to my