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Re: [PATCH] Another board file for remote host

Hi, here is the V2 to address comments I've got from Jan and Pedro:

 - Add more comments in the board file.
 - Rename variable tmp_gdb to host_dir, and set it to
 - I also tried to copy file to $build/gdb/testsuite/remote-host with
   the directory, say copy file $src/gdb/testsuite/gdb.dwarf2/file1.txt
   to $build/gdb/testsuite/remote-host/gdb.dwarf2/file1.txt.  This
   is suggested by Jan but GDB is unable to find file1.txt, because GDB
   test harness doesn't set search directories for remote host, see
   gdb_reinitialize_dir in lib/gdb.exp:

proc gdb_reinitialize_dir { subdir } {
    global gdb_prompt

    if [is_remote host] {
	return ""

   so we have to set the search directory in the board file like

      set_board_info gdb_opts "-d \"${host_dir}\""

   and copy file there without directory.
Yao (éå)

Subject: [PATCH] Another board file for remote host

In the recent review to my patch about copying files to remote host,
we find that we need a board file which is more closely mapped real
remote host testing to improve coverage.  With the board file
local-remote-host-native.exp, DejaGNU copies files to
$build/gdb/testsuite/remote-host to emulate the effect of remote host.
Is it OK?


2014-09-02  Yao Qi  <>

	* boards/local-remote-host-native.exp: New file.

diff --git a/gdb/testsuite/boards/local-remote-host-native.exp b/gdb/testsuite/boards/local-remote-host-native.exp
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b2a0b31
--- /dev/null
+++ b/gdb/testsuite/boards/local-remote-host-native.exp
@@ -0,0 +1,86 @@
+# Copyright 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+# the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
+# (at your option) any later version.
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program.  If not, see <>.
+# This file is a dejagnu "board file" and is used to run the testsuite
+# against local host, in remote host mode.
+# This board file is used to emulate the real remote host testing, in
+# which file system of host and build are not shared.  This is achieved
+# by copying files from source directory to ${host_dir}.
+# To use this file:
+# bash$ cd ${build_dir}/gdb
+# bash$ make check RUNTESTFLAGS="--host_board=local-remote-host-native --target_board=local-remote-host-native"
+# We set both target board and host board together to test a native gdb
+# (host == target) on a remote host (host != build).
+if { $board_type == "target" } {
+    set_board_info compiler gcc
+global GDB
+set GDB [file join [pwd] "../gdb"]
+set_board_info hostname
+set_board_info username $env(USER)
+# The ssh key should be correctly set up that you ssh to
+# without having to type password.
+set_board_info rsh_prog /usr/bin/ssh
+set_board_info rcp_prog /usr/bin/scp
+set_board_info file_transfer "rsh"
+# The directory to copy files to.  In default, we choose ./remote-host, to
+# avoiding messing up your HOME.  You can choose other directory as
+# you like.
+set host_dir [file join [pwd] "remote-host"]
+if { $board_type == "host" } {
+    set_board_info gdb_opts "-d \"${host_dir}\""
+proc ${board}_spawn { board cmd } {
+    global board_info
+    set remote [board_info $board hostname]
+    set username [board_info $board username]
+    set RSH [board_info $board rsh_prog]
+    spawn $RSH -t -l $username $remote $cmd
+    set board_info($board,fileid) $spawn_id
+    return $spawn_id
+proc ${board}_download { board src dest } {
+    global env board_type
+    global host_dir
+    if { [llength $dest] > 0 } {
+	set destfile [lindex $dest 0]
+    } else {
+	set destfile [file tail $src]
+    }
+    if { ![file exists $host_dir] } {
+	file mkdir $host_dir
+    }
+    set destfile [file join $host_dir $destfile]
+    file copy -force $src $destfile
+    return $destfile

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