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Re: Re: problem with gdb stub compiling
- From: Michael Snyder <msnyder at specifix dot com>
- To: XCV <xcviscool at gmail dot com>
- Cc: gdb at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:49:08 -0800
- Subject: Re: Re: problem with gdb stub compiling
- References: <email@example.com>
On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 08:58 +0800, XCV wrote:
> >On Mon, 2008-02-25 at 20:14 +0800, XCV wrote:
> >> hello!i've got a problem while try to run a simple example with i386-stub:
> >Wow, this stub code is really ancient, and (evidently) not well
> >maintained. Overlooking one simple textual patch, the last changelog
> >reference is from 2001, nearly 7 years ago.
> >What's your target? Is it a bare board, without an operating system?
> >If it's Linux or something, you could probably use gdbserver.
> Thank you very much for your help!I also noticed that it's a really ancient
> code,but what i thaught is it's from GDB standard package so it's must be
> a valuable sample.
> In fact ,my target is a subset of MIPS implemented by ourselves ,and we need a stub on this target. The reason why
> I try to run the i386-stub (on my x86 pc with linux ) is i want to get a exact correct example to write my
> own stub (i'm a beginner on this).
> And our requirement is to debug our OS ,so a stub instead of gdbserver is wanted.
> So ,can you plz advise me? Thank you in advance
Cc:ing private response back to public list (hope you don't mind).
Well, it is good example code, it's just OLD example code.
Hardly anyone uses these linked-in stubs any more (self-evidently).
And they've never been treated as part of gdb -- they're only
incidentally mentioned in the Makefile, for instance.
Probably the most recently-maintained one is m32r-stub.c,
which was rewritten (and therefore presumably working) in 2003 --
if that helps you at all.
The problem is, these files are mostly incomplete, as you have
noticed. They don't implement certain functions such as, in this
case, handle_exception, exceptionHook, catchException0 (etc).
Those functions would have been implemented separately, in another
module called (for instance) i386_rom.c, and those modules were
implemented back at the old company (Cygnus) - but we could never
figure out where to put them.
There was a library called "libgloss", where I think we talked
about putting them, but I'm looking in there right now and I don't
It's possible this code was never released -- you might have to
implement the exception handlers yourself.
Just thinking out loud here, trying to dredge up memories from
off-line storage... ;-/