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Re: gdbserver tracepoint support (from Project Ideas page)

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Michael Snyder <> wrote:
>  > Can anyone give me an idea of what they think this involves, and if
>  > any work has been done on this since the wiki entry was written?
>  What work it involves --
>  1) First gdbserver must understand the extra set of
>  tracepoint remote protocol commands (or a subset of them:
>  tracepoint support is very subset-able).  I'm sure these
>  commands are documented somewhere...
>  2) Then gdbserver has to know how to implement a tracepoint,
>  ie. to stop the child, quickly collect a well defined set of
>  data into a cache, then continue the child without any
>  interaction with gdb.
>  AFAIK no one has worked on it in a while.


Another question.  While there mightn't be much benefit to
implementing tracepoints natively as far speed of data collection is
concerned, having a consistent u/i and capabilities native vs remote
might be reasons to warrant a native implementation.  Anyone have any
thoughts on a native implementation?

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