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RE: Using telnet to control a running GDB
- From: Marc Khouzam <marc dot khouzam at ericsson dot com>
- To: "'Tom Tromey'" <tromey at redhat dot com>
- Cc: "'Jan Kratochvil'" <jan dot kratochvil at redhat dot com>, "'gdb at sourceware dot org'" <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:13:46 -0500
- Subject: RE: Using telnet to control a running GDB
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Tromey [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 10:51 AM
> To: Marc Khouzam
> Cc: 'Jan Kratochvil'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: Re: Using telnet to control a running GDB
> >>>>> "Marc" == Marc Khouzam <email@example.com> writes:
> Jan> [ You should have more experience with async/non-stop/MI than
> Jan> me, though. ]
> Marc> We don't always use aync/non-stop in Eclipse. It is up to the
> Marc> user to decide.
> Tom> I am curious to know why Eclipse works this way.
> Marc> From the discussions I have seen about non-stop, it seems some
> Marc> user feel the all-stop mode is more intuitive, while
> others prefer
> Marc> non-stop.
> Ok, thanks.
> I am usually confused about all the modes that gdb supports. Your
> explanation of non-stop makes sense to me. This has user-visible
> effects and could be "weird", especially if you are used to all-stop.
> And, I imagine that the reason for not always using async is just that
> it isn't universally supported -- you want to handle older
> GDB versions,
> and even with current GDB I suppose it is not supported by
> all targets.
> Is that the situation?
Yes, we try to provide an Eclipse frontend for different people,
and some of them only have access to an older GDB for their target.
> TBH I think it would be better if we could remove some modes. For
> example, if we could make target-async either the default, or enabled
> automatically if the user uses some async command.