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Re: gdbserver 7.1 unable to read registers
- From: "Ulrich Weigand" <uweigand at de dot ibm dot com>
- To: pedro at codesourcery dot com (Pedro Alves)
- Cc: gdb at sourceware dot org, will_wagner at carallon dot com (William Wagner)
- Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 19:16:10 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: Re: gdbserver 7.1 unable to read registers
Pedro Alves wrote:
> On Friday 24 September 2010 15:05:11, Ulrich Weigand wrote:
> > As we have more and more platforms where gdbserver simply will not work
> > correctly without XML support, maybe we should make --with-expat the
> > default mode at some point in time? Users would still be able to
> > build with --without-expat if they really want to ...
> I guess. Most native targets don't need it though.
OK, I see.
> On the other hand, there's scope for improvement in those warnings.
> It's not surprising that users don't know the consequences of not
> being able to parse a "XML target description" are. Making
> those clearer in terms of consequences would probably already go a long way
> in avoiding surprises. Something along the lines of:
> "Can not parse XML target description; XML support was disabled at compile time. "
> "GDB may not be able to read registers correctly."
This would certainly be helpful.
Dr. Ulrich Weigand
GNU Toolchain for Linux on System z and Cell BE